Samsung makes trademark filing for smartwatch

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Galaxy Gear described as a ‘wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages’ 

Samsung has made a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office to suggest the manufacturer is readying an announcement for a smartwatch called the Galaxy Gear.

The trademark filing describes the Galaxy Gear as, ‘wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages.’

Reports suggest the Galaxy Gear will run off the Android operating system, due to all of Samsung’s mobile devices running the Google platform.

There is also speculation more details of the product, or perhaps a finished product, could be revealed at the ‘Samsung Unpacked 2013: Episode 2’ at IFA in Berlin on September 4. Samsung is also expected to unveil the Note 3 at this event.

Any announcement would follow that of Sony, which unveiled the SmartWatch 2 alongside the Xperia Z Ultra in June. The SmartWatch 2 is expected to be available in the coming weeks.

Last month, Apple applied for the ‘iWatch’ trademark at the Japan Patent Office, adding to speculation the US manufacturer is readying an announcement on a smartwatch.

 

 

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