I don’t know whether this rumor is true or not, Google’s Android division is developing a smartwatch as the tech giant races against Apple and Samsung to create a new industry of wearable devices that perform similar tasks as smartphones. 2013 appears to be the year of the smart watch, i’m excited!!!
After a much-rumored Apple iWatch, Samsung has also confirmed its plans to jump in the watch market earlier this week, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to hear that Google is doing the same. I think, deep down, everyone has always known they needed a smartwatch.
According to The Financial Times, Google filed a patent application for a “smart watch” in 2011. Apparently, the patent has a dual-screened display and a interactive user interface. While Google have garnered a lot of attention for their foray into wearable technology with Google Glass, the widespread appeal of such a device has always been questioned by industry analysts.
While Glass is being created in its X Lab, home to experimental “moonshot” projects such as the self-driving car, Google’s smart watch is being developed by its Android unit, according to a person briefed on the project, to act as an extension to the smartphones using that operating system. The project is separate from Samsung’s efforts, the source said, although there is no indication of when it might launch.
It is interesting that Google has decided to put its Android team at work on the project, rather than its experimental Google X team.
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