Intel To Join The Android Wear Party With New Innovations In Wearables
Intel isn't revealing any products just yet, but it -- along with Broadcom, Mediatek, and Qualcomm -- are going to be powering some of the products that you see emerge over the next while. Watches, head-worn devices, and items we haven't yet conceived are likely going to be running atop of Google's Android Wear platform, and Intel hopes to be the circuitry behind some of it. As desktop and laptop sales slow, Intel has a very real need to replace that revenue with new streams.
Breaking into the tablet, phone, and wearable sectors makes complete sense, but it remains to be seen what kind of margins exist for wearables. At any rate, it's great to see a name like Intel pushing the sector as a whole forward. For any serious innovation to occur, we're going to need broad, industry-wide recognition of a movement. With wearables, we're certainly seeing it.
Now, we just have to ensure that Android Wear doesn't fade out completely as Android@Home did a few years back...