We have secured WearOS, some time ago Android Wear, multiple times here on Android Kenya. Be that as it may, do you see how the wearable-centered fork of Google’s versatile working framework never gets a notice at nearby dispatches? Hell, as far back as Huawei brought its stunning Watch here 2 years prior, I question there’s been any irresolute endeavor to carry such items into the nearby market at any rate on an official premise.
Need an Android-controlled smartwatch worth its name (overlook the many knock-off Chinese brands that you can single out Nairobi’s Luthuli and Tom Mboya boulevards, those ones don’t tally)? Discover methods for getting it without anyone else. That for the most part includes a less helpful import process and strong expenses at the port of section. The Kenya we live in.
While that might be so chiefly in light of the fact that we are (or rather we are classed as) a developing business sector with regards to versatile items and our quick battle is finding the best sub-Kshs 20,000 cell phone and not separating with comparative or more adds up to purchase a forgettable extra that, bar its utilization cases among wellness buffs (who are better off somewhere else, at any rate) is for the most part an answer searching for an issue, it’s a touch of astonishing to discover proof that proves a comparable situation happening wherever else.
According to the most recent shipment numbers from America-based research firm Strategy Analytics, not very many individuals are purchasing Android-fueled smartwatches, an unmistakable difference to the fortunes of Apple and Samsung both of whom additionally have ruled the best three cell phone merchants list this year.
As per the information from Strategy Analytics, Apple dispatched 25% more smartwatches in Q3 2018 than it did over a comparable period a year ago (3.6 million units to 4.5 million units) to catch half of the whole world’s smartwatch piece of the pie. While that is great, it is a major slip from the astounding 60% smartwatch piece of the overall industry that Apple instructed only a year prior. Things have been grim for Android-fueled smartwatches for some time, it shows up. Apple will seek after a difference in fortune in Q4 as its recently propelled Series 4 smartwatch goes marked down in the nick of time for the insane Christmas season.
Samsung, Android’s best gadget creator however which has selected to run with its own Tizen OS on nearly its whole item portfolio bar its cell phones, expanded its shipments year over year by only 1 rate point to ruin the gathering for Garmin who must expectation follow in the strides of Fitbit in ruling an item fragment that has turned into their claim to fame while the customary versatile goliaths stammer and fall flat. There’s a reason the Fitbit Versa, and not the plenty of WearOS watches with dated particulars that have hit the market as of late, stays appealing to me.
While the worldwide smartwatch advertise has developed amazingly by 67% over only a year, it is a pity that WearOS merchants are no place to be found in records like the one above. Does the future look good for Android in the smartwatch space?
Source: Android Kenya