We got the details on the smartwatch Google and LG are working on
@evleaks strikes again. This time, he’s got the goods on the smartwatch Google’s developing with LG.
According to the serial leaker, the Google smartwatch has a 1.65-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 280 x 280. There’s going to be 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, though there’s no indication which processor will power this smart ticker. Lots of similarities to Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch, right? Let’s cross our fingers and hope it won’t cost just as much.
It’s the year of the wearables, so it’s no surprise that Google has its own take on the smartwatch segment. Plus, it makes perfect sense for the Mountain View company to collaborate with LG, considering how the partnership created the successful Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones.
Don’t expect the watch to be a standalone device though. It’ll most likely be an accessory to compatible devices. And by that, we mean all Android devices, something that the Samsung Galaxy Gear should have done from the very beginning. Let’s not rule out the possibility of iOS compatibility too.
The Google smartwatch is expected to debut at Google I/O in June, together with its new Nexus brethrens, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8. With no news of Apple’s purported iWatch (if it even exists at all), Google’s rumoured smartwatch will most likely take the lead in the wearable arena.
There’s still a mighty long way to go before June and Apple might just surprise us somewhere in between. Nah, we highly doubt it.