Topic: Facebook aims to penetrate the "smartwatch" market after failing
Facebook is planning an Android smartwatch! Within the next year, which is expected to be a form of use without a smartphone connection. You can also send messages using the Facebook Service system, and also integrate health and fitness functions.
Facebook hopes to SLOT see great power in social media such as sharing exercise experiences with friends. Or learning directly to a trainer Facebook also plans to join forces with fitness equipment maker Peloton Interactive, such as connected to a treadmill.
But it is not clear if Facebook will use WearOS for this smartwatch. Because Facebook wants to use the Open Source version of Android, WearOS isn't, so it is expected that Facebook is working on building its own operating system for future hardware.
According to the source, Facebook appears to be trying to break into the smartwatch market in recent years. Facebook has created a buzz with the introduction of Oculus, a VR technology for virtual reality. But at that time, there was no sign of leaping into the smartwatch industry.
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But anyway, the road to success doesn't seem easy. Because Apple now eats market share Over 51% of smartwatches are up for grabs, and the rest is a fierce battle with Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin.
In addition, there is a huge concern. That this project will be successful or not? If not counting the masterpieces from VR technology, Facebook still has a black masterpiece from trying to create a Facebook smartphone, also known as the HTC First Facebook, launched in 2013 at Seem to fail miserably