Samsung to Beat Apple to Market with 'iWatch' Competitor?

Screenshots alleged to be of a forthcoming Samsung smartwatch have been posted on the Korean message board Ruliweb (via SlashGear), suggesting possible competition for the rumored Apple "iWatch".

samsungwatchIt is unclear whether the watch will be a self-contained product, or rely on a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone.

The claimed code name of the project, Altius, is causing some confusion, as SamMobile had previously reported this to be the code name for the Galaxy S IV expected to be launched on April 15, though other code names have been associated with that handset. The watch screenshots indicate that the device is running software called AltiusOS beta2, and an app navigation screen bears a resemblance to the tiles seen on Windows Phone.

SlashGear notes that the screenshots are 500x500 pixels, and suggests that this may be the resolution of the screen.

Apple and Samsung are of course not the only major electronics companies apparently seeking to break into the watch market, with Sony offering another example in the form of its Android-compatible SmartWatch. But given the tense relationship between Apple and Samsung, it is notable that the two companies appear to be preparing to face off yet again in a new market.

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Posted: 22 months ago
Not on my watch.
Rating: 34 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
That looks a helluva lot like a B&W windows 8 metro theme. Samsung decided to copy someone else rather than poke the Apple?
Rating: 28 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
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*as soon as Apple releases their iWatch, we'll be able to show you what ours looks like and how it will function.
Rating: 17 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
How is this even possible. They would have to see the released iWatch in order to copy it an release an identical version with the Samsung logo and Android OS. This article implies that Samsung actually has its own R&D department. It is not April 1st today.
Rating: 15 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
I mean..what is Samsung going to release?

They don't have anyone to copy for the device/OS.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
For next two years, Samesung will have a lot of products like Apple, because Apple must tell Samesung certain new projects to see if they are able to produce. Just like Eric Schmidt sat on Apple board and knew all about it then secretly told their engineers to develop it.

That's how Samsung won over television. Sony trusted a tiny company in S Korea called "Gold Star" to manufacture it's TV, but Sony didn't know one day that tiny company would steal its technology then turn around called itself Samesung and made the same tv but without all the R&D and cut the price in half to kill Sony.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Competition is always good for consumer even if most (maybe just the most vocal shall I say) of you wish there was only apple in the world.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Insert Witty Remark Here.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Samesung will release a half arsed watch. Fandroids will scream from the rooftops that Shamesung really does innovate.

Apple watch gets released and ends up being completely different and people will see what an "iwatch" really should be like.

Scamsung will then copy apple and show prior art from a film from the 1970's showing that what apple has created is nothing new.

They will also say that what apple has created is a natural evolution of wrist watches and that what they created would have ended up being created by someone else at some point.

Apple sues Scumsung and the fandroids cry foul and try to convince everyone that Apple are not innovators.

Apple fans just smile and see history repeating itself as we enjoy our nice new shiny device, while a Samesung commercial plays in the background promoting their quad-core/plastic/removable battery/sim card slot watch that has "bump" capabilities.

;)
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Having owned a Samsung printer at one time, I understand their philosophy. Steal ideas, make products as cheaply as possible, advertise them massively, sell as many as you can and when the sales chart flatlines, abandon it and move on.Never update. Never fix. never add new features, just move on and sell a replacement as soon as possible. That's why you can't get a toner cartridge for one of their printers which is over a year old.

So who cares if they rush some half-baked piece of junk to the market. By the time buyers realize they have been taken, Apple will have something decent to offer.
Rating: 7 Votes

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