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junko.yoshida
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Mother ship model or non-mother ship model?
junko.yoshida   2/25/2014 9:33:40 PM
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Jessica, thanks for a well-researched story. 

You quoted Rick Doherty saying:

"The original Galaxy Gear depended almost totally on a mobile phone for its intelligence; sort of a mother ship and motor launch," he said. "The next generation put more intelligence into devices and some may never need to talk to phone."


While I understand what the analyst is saying, I disagree. Everyone already has a smartphone. Why tax your next wearable with redundant functions?

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Physiker   2/26/2014 8:47:06 AM
This might be a strange thought to many, but not everybody has a smartphone. Or wants to have one...

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zeeglen   2/26/2014 9:30:46 AM
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This might be a strange thought to many, but not everybody has a smartphone. Or wants to have one...



Ditto.  The only time I do not have access to a real computer is when I am driving my car.  I have no desire to app and drive at the same time.

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zewde yeraswork   2/26/2014 9:44:53 AM
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Yes, but with more complex and advanced devices--both smartphones and wearables--it is true, as the analysts in this story say, that companies will have to invest in more powerful and advanced chips.

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The analysts are missing the mark
JimMcGregor   2/26/2014 10:43:14 AM
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I have to chime in on this one. First, I will agree that a full-version of Android is overkill for wearables unless you want full smartphone features. However, Android is built around a kernel. You do not need to use everything. Second, Tizen will have absolutely no impact on the market unless other OEMs use it as well. I don't see this happening because OEMs don't want to use hardware or software platforms controller by other OEMs. Motorola, Nokia, and Intel all tried this in the past. This might still be a good solution for Samsung, but Samsung will have to do the heavy lifting to port apps over to Tizen or the RTOS. The rest of the industry is more likely to stick with Android if they want that level of functionality. Otherwise, any version of Linux or RTOS will suffice.

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wilber_xbox   2/26/2014 12:56:22 PM
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Also, Samsung is taking strategy decision to not bet on single horse in long run. By developing its own OS, it might be able to put some weightage in mobile software solution. The advantage of TIGEN that caught my attention is the battery life. If samsung would be able to enable longer battery life on wearable devices with software solutions then it will be a big lead over Andriod.

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Jessica Lipsky   2/26/2014 1:22:53 PM
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I think it's less about redundant function and more about not having to use your smartphone as a hub for uploading and reviewing. With simple OSes like Tizen and RTOS, wearables won't be capable of the exact same functions as a phone anyhow. The question is, do they need that capability or just a powerful processor that's capable of synthesizing information for a small range of applications.

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junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 3:03:08 PM
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@Jessica, what I meant by "redundant" is about modem. If you already have a phone and that connects to the outside world, why do you add yet another modem to your simple peripheral (aka wearable)?

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chanj0   2/26/2014 5:48:23 PM
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I agree. When you have a powerful machine in your pocket, why don't you utilize it?

On one hand, I think what important is whether option is given to user. If I forget my smartphone, I will still want my wristband to function as a watch, or to collect my activity level until the storage it out.

On the other hands, low power consumption is crucial in any wearable device. if a more powerful processor is used, I'm afraid optimizing runtime becomes a challenge.

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junko.yoshida   2/26/2014 6:24:45 PM
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@chanj, agreed.

In fact, that's why I am fascinated with MediaTek's wearable SoC. Low power, simple enough, designed to go after less than $50 wearable devices.  

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320842

 

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