Earlier this month, Com1 launched a crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo to raise funds for its “first Android Wear” smartwatch. The plan was for the watch to be sold for a price of $125 ($175 for the stainless steel or aluminum), the project wanted to raise $75,000.
Oddly, the campaign appeared to randomly vanished from the crowdfunding platform. But then Com1 announced the project is battling with internet search giant, Google, over copyrights.
On Monday (September 22nd), the Com1 team wrote, “So, as of a few hours ago, we have an issue. Google has filed a copyright suit, we are currently in the process of find out for what exactly so we have had to pause the campaign while we sort this out.”
“I’m currently on my phone and will be back at my computer shortly to post the email we got from them, we want to be fully transparent with everyone, as we are shocked by this. With the exception of todays hic up, our timeline is still ok, for when we get this issue resolved.”
On Tuesday (September 23rd), the team shared an update about the situation, and revealed a letter from apparently Indiegogo that stated the following:
According to Android Headlines, the Com1 Android Wear smartwatch was set to be priced at $125, and will go up to $170 if the user decides to purchase a stainless steel or aluminum housing and watch strap. The watch’s features include:
Just before the campaign was shut down, it had raised $30,000.
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