Google and Samsung escalate hostilities over watches, Tizen and Android’s openness

Reports of contention between Google and Samsung are not new, but increasing hostility between the two companies were clearly evident at the recent Allen & Co. meeting of tech and media industry luminaries recently held in Sun Valley, according to a report by The Information written by Jessica Lessin.In particular, the report described a “tense private meeting” at the event between Google’s chief executive Larry Page and Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee. The meeting involved Samsung’s smartwatch strategy, which is currently focused primarily on Tizen and a heavily customized Android fork, rather than Google’s official Android Wear.

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