Pebble was one of the first smartwatches to be released, but it didn’t do much and left many users disappointed. In a firmware update to be released later today, Pebble will natively support all iOS notifications that appear in the Notification Center on iOS 7 devices, not just email and SMS notifications.
Earlier this week, Financial Times reported that Apple was hiring aggressively for the iWatch project.
9to5Mac provides some interesting details about Apple’s new hires, which gives us some idea of the scope of the project.
Financial Times reports that Apple is hiring “aggressively” for the iWatch project, which suggests that Apple is indeed serious about launching its own smartwatch.
However, Financial Times sources indicate that Apple may not launch the new product until late next year.
It looks like everyone wants to launch a smartwatch. Over the weekend, Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft may also be working on a smartwatch.
It looks like Apple and Samsung are not the only companies working on a smartwatch.
The Financial Times reports that Google’a Android unit is also working on an Android smartwatch according to “a person briefed on the project”.
Last month, leaked screenshots revealed that Samsung was also working on a smartwatch. Bloomberg now reports that Samsung has confirmed that it is indeed working on a smartwatch.