So we have heard the rumors that Google could be building a smartwatch of their own, although it seems like Google will be taking the Nexus route by outsourcing the manufacturing to another company, and if the rumors are to be believed, LG has been pegged as the manufacturer of Google’s smartwatch. According to the reports, Google and LG have teamed up to produce the company’s first smartwatch. The smartwatch’s operating system is expected to debut in March, while the actual device itself will make an appearance in June during the Google I/O conference.
Interestingly enough despite many assuming Google might turn to Android for the smartwatch operating system, the rumor suggests that the smartwatch might run a platform that will be based heavily upon Google Now, which coincidentally enough is also part of Google’s other piece of wearable technology, Google Glass. Assuming all of this is true, it will be interesting to see what Google’s smartwatch efforts will result in. So far in 2014 we have already seen a handful of smartwatches make their debut, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear Neo, Huawei’s TalkBand, the Sony SmartWatch 2, and the Pebble Steel, so we have to wonder how Google’s own offering will stand up to the competition, or if Google’s branding is strong enough where they will manage to attract new customers anyway.
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