by Shara Tibken June 20, 2014, CNET.com
Google’s wearables push is about to get a big boost.
Samsung plans to introduce its first Android Wear device at Google’s developer conference next week, people familiar with the matter told CNET. The wearable will be a smartwatch, much like the Gear devices Samsung has released in the past year, the people said.
Samsung has been working on an Android Wear smartwatch that uses Samsung’s own chips, as well as another model built off of processors from Qualcomm, one person said. It’s unclear which version Samsung will show at Google I/O. Android Wear is Google’s operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices.