Microsoft’s Smartwatch: It Will Work On All Phones


Gigaom

Microsoft could beat the Apple Watch to market, if the latest Forbes report is accurate. The publication says that Microsoft will debut a smartwatch “within the next few weeks” and that it will run for more than two days on a single charge. The Apple Watch works with iPhones only, so why would an iPhone owner even care? Perhaps because Microsoft’s smartwatch is expected to work with iOS devices, and Android phones as well. I suspect it will look nicer than the company’s SPOT watches from 2004, as well.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard whispers of a [company]Microsoft[/company] smartwatch working with handsets that use non-Microsoft software, and it makes complete sense. Android and iOS handsets account for nearly 98 percent of the global smartphone market, so a Microsoft wearable device that worked only with Microsoft Windows Phones would have a small potential audience. Microsoft knows this and that’s why…

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