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Smartwatches Drive New Wedge Between Samsung, Google

Smartwatches Drive New Wedge Between Samsung, Google
Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee at Sun Valley a year ago. Photo by Bloomberg.

Tensions between Google and Samsung are escalating again—this time over wearables.

Last week, in a tense private meeting at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Google CEO Larry Page told Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee that he was frustrated Samsung was investing more in smartwatches running Samsung’s Tizen operating system than in smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear software, according to three people briefed on the conversations.


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