Mar 13 AT 1:29 PM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

Alleged spec details of Google and LG’s Android smartwatch leak out


With recent wearable product announcements from Sony, Samsung, LG, Huawei and more, it feels like just about everyone in the mobile space is selling a wearable device or rumored to be working on one. Google is no exception, as the rumor mill has suggested that the company is currently prepping a smartwatch in collaboration with LG. Details on the device itself have been fairly light so far, but that’s changing today thanks to a purported handful of specs that’ve been posted online.

A tweet from @evleaks claims that the Google and LG smartwatch will feature a 1.65-inch 280×280 IPS LCD display, slightly larger and lower-res than Samsung’s Gear 2, along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. Previous leaks have suggested that the watch will be powered by Android and will place a heavy focus on Google Now.

Google recently announced plans to release a software development kit that would make it easy to get Android working on wearables, and so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that the company may be prepping a wearable of its own. What will be interesting is finding out exactly what this thing looks like, as we’ve yet to see Google release any wristwear of its own, and the only recent wearable that we’ve seen from LG is its LifeBand fitness tracker. The good news is that Google is expected to introduce us to its smartwatch in June, so it won’t be much longer before the mystery comes to an end.

Source: @evleaks

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  • uknowme

    Doesn’t sound horrible. Priced around $100-150 and I’ll snag one.

  • hp420

    As long as it works on all android manufacturers’ devices I’m all-in (which doesn’t sound unreasonable since it’s Google, not Samsung)

  • 99steven

    I love the idea, but why doesn’t anyone get it right? I want to answer calls and texts or what’s the point.

  • donger

    So there’s two?

  • redraider133

    I’m interested in how they price this. If they price it very cheap like their other devices, I could see this being a huge seller.