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LG nabs Android Wear 2.0 launch partner, but do consumers care?

Google has announced the first smartwatches that will be running Android Wear – a pair of LG devices that will showcase the merits of the newly redesigned OS. But in a world where consumers really don’t seem to care about smartwatches, is Android 2.0 going to do enough to shift the prevailing narrative? It’s hard to say definitively, but it certainly looks like smartwatches have passed their hype-zenith, and are settling into a role as just another consumer device – valued by some, completely ignored by others. The issue for smartwatch makers is that the zenith’s height didn’t count for much when it came to shipments. Smartphones sales hit hundreds of millions of shipments before they largely became post-zenith commodities,…

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