This week couldn’t end better for Android wearables. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has announced the company’s new upcoming smartwatch, the Apple Watch. We will discuss why the Apple Watch has a huge impact on the Android wearables later in this article.
Apple’s device will be sold at 349 dollars the cheapest. That would be the price for the company’s standard edition seems to be a little overpriced, however, it’s not so unusual from Apple. Apple has so huge customer base that the company can set as high prices as they want. The people won’t care, they will buy it anyways. Perfect example of this will be the Apple Watch Edition, which will cost 10000 dollars. Yes, you heard it right, ten-thousand American Dollars. I, personally, don’t think I would buy that product, however, I’m sure that version of the watch will have huge sales on the market. Why? Simple answer, because it is an Apple product. Tim Cook’s company’s products are overpriced, however, we have to agree on that, that Apple really provides quality goods for their customers. The company is pretty creative too, since they always implement brand new features for their flagship products that makes them different from their competitors. That’s why people love Apple. And because of the company’s logo, since it looks quite cool.
As I promised in the first paragraph of the article, we will talk about the connection of the Apple Watch’s announcement and the Android gadgets. As Tim Cook has announced the company’s new product, along with its features, different version and release date, it seems Android will have a good time on the market this year. You would ask me, why do I say that? I would answer that I say this, since Apple made great improvements on their new smartwatch, however, it is not enough to win the war against Android.
Just imagine Android manufacturers as a cartel of gangsters and Apple as the rival mob. While Apple has a powerful boss with huge resources, they can’t control the town, since the other mob is a joint force of gangsters. Apple may seem to be strong, but the company is alone with its OS, while there are tons of manufacturers who use Android on their devices. There’s a bunch of great Android wearable gadgets on the market, however, if Apple’s new smartwatch beats them with its brand new features and improvements that will create a space for Android manufacturers to use those improvements (try to copy them legally) and make even better products. What I, and most people, really like about Android, that the companies who are using the OS on their devices are always progressing with time. The competition is so hard and there are so many competitors on the Android market that they need to implement the latest technology to keep up with the other Android manufacturers. Apple is implementing new features all the time, however, they don’t do that, just in larger time frames (2-3 years). Just look at the iPhones. Apple has released its first significant iPhone version, the iPhone 3G in 2008 and released version of the brand every year. It took 2 years for them to make a big change for the phone (iPhone 4). After the iPhone’s release it took almost 4 years for them to make a big improvement on the phone (iPhone 6).
We could state that Android will be Apple’s biggest competitor among smartwatches, however, there’s a risk that the “joint operation” of the Android manufacturers will fall apart. I say that, because there are rumors that LG and Samsung are making their own operating systems for their wearable gadgets. This will not only lowers Google’s OS’s market share, but its prestige too. LG and Samsung (along with Sony) are the most popular brands among Android manufacturers. To avoid this problem, Google has to convince the companies to stop their projects and remain with Android. Maybe the new (5.0) update for the OS will make LG and Samsung stay with Android at least for a while.
I both like Google and Apple. They complete each other. When there’s a new improvement on Android, Apple uses it for their products, vice versa.