Over the last few months, we’ve heard plenty of reports that Samsung has started to comply with Google guidelines more at Google’s request. Things like TouchWiz customization and Samsung Apps have been tuned down a lot since then, so you might have been forgiven for thinking Samsung and Google have been coexisting happily ever since.Â There could be some trouble in paradise though, as reports are sayingÂ Google and Samsung are having a spat over wearables, specifically the new Tizen-based smartwatches that Samsung pushed out earlier this year.
Earlier this month, there was reportedly a “tense private meeting” between Google CEO, Larry Page, and Samsung Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, in which Page made clear that he was not impressed with Samsung putting in so much more effort into their Tizen smartwatches than their Android Wear devices. You can definitely see why Page has voiced this concern; the recently released Gear Live is basically the Gear 2 with cheaper parts, though it’s not unheard of for Samsung to re-use slightly tweaked designs for new devices.
What do you think about Samsung and Google arguing over wearables? Think Google has grounds to be worried? Let us know what you think.