Chinese tech companies are going direct. Huawei Honor 6 Plus is another example of low-cost mobile device being sold without a U.S. partner.
Plus: When will Amazon jump into the wearables market?
LG released another teaser video for its upcoming "G Watch," another wearable based on Google's Android Wear platform.
Lenovo/Motorola Mobility will likely position the X + 1 as a friendly mid-range device. It could launch alongside the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch this summer.
Fitbit is a good example of a smaller player surviving in a world of Googles and Samsungs. Can Pebble win in the new wearable world of Android Wear?
Others expected to release Android Wear-powered smartwatches include LG, Asus, HTC and Samsung. The big question: Why is Apple not already leading this market?
Hopefully Google has learned its lesson: Don't do hardware.