It is finally happening. Google have announced their Android Wear, and LG, who have worked in close partnership with Google on their Nexus devices, have just announced the LG G Watch.
The Android Wear platform is Google’s attempt to extend Android to wearables.
What makes this stand out though, is the fact that unlike Samsung, this isn’t just designed to work with Samsung phones, but it promises to be compatible with a wide range of smartphones. And much like the Moto X, an OK Google command will be enough to wake it up and get stuff done. The watch is due to be released in the second quarter of 2014.
While no images, hardware specifications, and more importantly, battery life information is available, we know that it will heavily feature Google Now.
“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”
Additional details of the LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, including hardware specifications, will be announced in the coming months, and we’ll bring them to you as soon as we get them!