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Portable & LBS Update: And now there are three

September 10, 2014  | Subscribers Only

Gerrit Schneemann Gerrit Schneemann Sr Research Analyst, Smartphone

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With the announcement of Apple Watch, location based services and pedestrian navigation are now available on wearable devices from the two biggest mobile operating systems (iOS and Android), as well as on devices running Tizen made by the biggest player in the Android ecosystem. LG and Asus announced new Android Wear-based devices over the last week, while Samsung is pushing its Tizen platform to the new Gear S watch, which integrates a SIM card in the user experience. Now Apple is preparing Siri to reach the wrist of users and with it, Apple Maps.

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