Meta is Still Working on Its Controversial Dual Camera Smartwatch

The trend of wearable tech was kicked into high gear after the release of the Apple Watch, and many other major companies have been trying to hop on the bandwagon since then. One of the more controversial forays into this field was that of Meta, whose planned dual camera smartwatch was criticized for potentially causing a wide array of privacy issues.

It has now been two years since the watch was announced, and Meta has not made any further announcements. That might make the release of the product seem less likely than might have been the case otherwise, but in spite of the fact that this is the case a recent leak revealed that Meta is continuing to perfect the watch and might decide to release it in the near future.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Meta might not be going with the initial design for the watch. Rather, the tech juggernaut will be attempting to fine tune the design because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up working out any issues that might make users wary of buying it.

Sources have suggested that this watch could be powered by a Qualcomm processor, and while it will be using a form of Android the version it’ll have will be quite distinct from Wear OS. It will feature a customized version of Android which makes sense since Meta would want to distinguish its own product to give it its own unique type of identity.

Meta has really been struggling to contend with restrictions placed by Apple and Google that have inhibited its attempts to harvest user data. The release of this watch could give Meta its own tech that will collect data, and this data will not be restricted by any other companies.

It will be interesting to see what occurs if and when this watch gets released. Chances are that it will determine the fate of the company by revealing whether or not it can adapt and successfully diversify.

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