Rumor: Google Working on an Android Smartwatch

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It looks like Apple and Samsung are not the only companies working on a smartwatch.

The Financial Times reports that Google’a Android unit is also working on an Android smartwatch according to “a person briefed on the project”.

The Financial Times reports:

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.

Apple is widely rumored to be working on a smartwatch, unofficially dubbed iWatch, which could be launched as early as this year. According to reports, Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on the iWatch led by Jony Ive , Apple’s Design Chief and who also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company. Rumors have claimed that Apple’s smartwatch will run a full version of iOS.

Earlier in the week, a Samsung executive also confirmed the company’s smartwatch plans.

So it looks like we are going to wave of wearable devices either later this year or sometime next year.

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  • Alan

    I guess competition is not going to hurt. But it should be a worrying sign for manufacturers of Android based devices.

  • HawkRocker

    Motoactv is already an android watch for google!

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Google/Samsung to market first = Apple is a copycat with no original ideas.

    Apple to market first = Too expensive, tired OS, others in design phase are going to be better.

    Apple cannot win with the media…

    But, they win at the BANK and that’s why they’re #1!

    • C, N

      Apple always wins with the media. Apple+media= great publicity for apple.

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        No, they do NOT. There was 100x more press about Apple Maps and Antenna Gate, plus the general media negativity towards ANYTHING Apple announces or releases.

  • Apel P

    Apple should pair with Rolex, longines, movado, or some other big name brand. That would be awesome. (Even thought then I couldn’t buy it)

  • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

    My local grocery shop owner just told me that he too is working on a smartwatch

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      ROFL

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    enjoy ! marc

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  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    UPDATE! enjoy ! marc

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