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Samsung scores a trio of patents for smartwatches with round faces


A lot of Android Wear enthusiasts are holding out for the Moto 360 strictly because of its casual appearance. So far most smartwatches have square faces that make them look more like a gadget and less like a fashion statement. While that may work for some people, others are looking for a timepiece that compliments their wardrobe, hence the Moto 360’s popularity. However, some recently awarded patents suggests that Motorola’s forthcoming smartwatch may eventually receive some round competition from Samsung.

The documents don’t offer a lot of information, but from the look of things, this watch kind of resembles Samsung’s existing smartwatches, with the exception of having a circular face. Even if the company does decide to release a device based on this round design, it’s unknown if it’ll actually run Android Wear or the company’s homegrown Tizen operating system. Whatever the case, it’s likely that most smartwatch manufacturers will eventually mix things up and release multiple devices in different shapes and sizes.

(via Mobile Geeks)

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