Samsung’s executive VP of mobile, the lovely Lee Young Hee, has been getting around a fair bit of late (er, in the business sense).
She recently promised a high-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung in Q3, and now we’re told that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a smart watch – and has been for some time.
That’s the story according to Bloomberg, relaying interview-based words from the exec’s mouth.
“We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” purrs Lee. “We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
Around a month ago, we saw a bunch of screenshots purportedly from the Samsung Galaxy Altius, a smart watch running something called Altius OS.
Meanwhile, Apple is said to be working on an iWatch, set to drop later this year. A story from mid-February suggested a team of 100 engineers was beavering away on the device, which is thought to run iOS.
“The issue here is who will first commercialize it so consumers can use it meaningfully,” said Lee.