LG joins Google with rumors of a smartwatch

March 22, 2013
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Just when we thought enough names were in the smartwatch realm, it looks like we have another to consider. The latest is LG and similar to what we have heard about Google, the details are at a minimum. While LG and Google remain rumor, we have at least heard confirmation from Samsung. Granted, they have yet to offer details, but they have at least officially confirmed the plans.

Anyway, the LG smartwatch details are coming by way of a recent report in The Korean Times. The LG watch is hoped to be running Android, however according to what we have seen, both Android and Firefox OS remain a possibility. The report is based on information from an unnamed source that is familiar with the matter. Basically, the generic source.

Aside from a brief mention about the operating system and the watch being a touch-screen device, the source mentioned that LG smartwatch is "one major part of many currently non-commercialized products under development by LG Electronics.” Apparently LG also thinks a smartwatch will become very important. The source went on to mention that the "company has spared no efforts to invest in products that it believes are must-haves to stay ahead technology wise in the market, whatever the situation may be.”

Time will tell just how well received the smartwatch will be. It seems that Pebble has proved it will be popular within the tech crowd, however we have yet to see how regular consumers will react to having their email and messages appear on their wrist. We also have yet to see if the smartwatch will even remain popular within the tech crowd. After all, this could be something that simply fades away. But at the moment, it seems every big company wants something to do with a smartwatch.

[via SlashGear]


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