The battle for the burgeoning market for wearable computing devices is heating up between Apple, Samsung, and other high-tech giants in search of market share for the new “smart” devices.
The Boston Globe reports that Apple has file paperwork with the Japan Patent Office on June 3 to protect its proprietary technology. It also was reported that Apple has about 100 designers working on a wrist-watch-like gadget that performs “tasks now handled by the iPhone and the iPad.
Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of smartphones, is developing a wristwatch, the company said in March. Sony Corp. has sold its SmartWatch, which wirelessly connects to phones using Google’s Android operating system and allows users to take calls and reply to e-mails or texts, for more than a year.