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Report: Facebook is building an Android-based smartwatch

Facebook continues to expand its hardware aspirations. According to a report by The Information, the company is actively working on a smartwatch, offering the usual array of fitness, messaging, and notification features. This should be too surprising, considering Facebook tried to buy Fitbit before Google snatched it up. According to the report, the device is expected to launch by next year, with a second version to launch as soon as 2023. The first version will run an open source version of Android, which seems to suggest it’s not running the traditional Google-centric Wear OS, but rather some kind of fork.…

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