We have been hearing reports of Google working on a smartwatch of its own that could be revealed within the first half of this year and is manufactured by LG.
Now, we are hearing more details about the alleged LG-made Google smartwatch thanks to the popular tipster, @evleaks who has leaked the purported specifications of the device.
According to the tipster, the alleged Google smartwatch will pack a 1.65-inch IPS LCD display with a 280×280 pixels resolution. It will include 512MB of RAM and also come with 4GB of built-in storage.
It’s worth pointing out that the leaked specifications of the rumoured Google smartwatch point that the device might run apps and even store files in an inbuilt storage, much like Samsung’s Gear smartwatch offerings.
@evleaks tweet reads, “More Google (LG) smartwatch specs: 1.65″ IPS LCD @ 280×280, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, processor TBD.”
Notably, the tweet suggests that the search engine giant is yet to finalise (to-be-determined) the chipset powering the alleged smartwatch.
Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai in March revealed that the company would release a software development kit (SDK) that would allow developers to build Android software for wearable devices. Pichai was also noted as saying that the company aims to take the Android platform beyon smartphones and tablets.
Earlier reports had suggested that the alleged Google smartwatch would be able to communicate with devices such as a smartphones, and feature the ability to scan and pull information like travel schedules from users’ email through Google Now.
In February this year, @evleaks had claimed that Google’s rumoured smartwatch is being manufactured by LG, which has been the OEM partner for Nexus smartphones (Nexus 4 and Nexus 5) for two consecutive years. @evleaks went on to say that Google’s smartwatch would debut atGoogle’s I/O event in June.
Google has already announced the dates for its annual developers’ conference, I/O 2014, which is scheduled for June 25 to 26.
Wearable devices may have failed to garner much consumer interest, but this has not stopped giants like Google. The search giant seems to be ready to grab hold of what it expects to be the next big thing in consumer technology.