Yesterday Google officially launched the Android Wear OS for smart watches. The first devices will come from LG, Samsung and Motorola. We now hear that Asus is also developing a smartwatch based on Google's new OS version, and it will, like Samsung's Gear Live, sport an AMOLED display.

Samsung Gear LiveSamsung Gear Live

Asus intends to offer a cheaper watch compared to LG and Samsung, and they want it to cost between $99 and $149 when it launches in September.

Back in February it was reported that HTC is also developing several new wearable devices, one of them will be a smartwatch with an OLED display. It will also be based, most likely, on Google's new OS.

Samsung's Gear Live uses SDC's 1.63" 320x320 Super AMOLED panel. It's likely that Asus and HTC will source their AMOLEDs from SDC as well. It's also possible that they will adopt AUO's 1.6" in-cell touch AMOLED shown at SID 2014 (although currently AUO is not yet mass producing these OLEDs). Another possibility of course is that one of these companies will adopt a flexible OLED, from SDC or LGD. 

Samsung Gear FitSamsung Gear Fit



The most anticipated smart watch (besides Apple's iWatch, of course) is Motorola's Moto 360, which use a round display, which is likely an AMOLED.

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