It was reported earlier that LG is working with Google to develop the smartwatch for Google. Today, LG has confirmed officially that they will be bringing out the LG G smartwatch running on newly announced Android Wear operating system. This is LG’s fourth device developed in close collaboration with Google following the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.
According to LG, “LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say “OK Google” to ask questions or get stuff done. As one of Google’s lead partners in this effort, LG is planning to introduce its first watch powered by Android Wear in the second quarter of 2014.”
Commenting on this announcement, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “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. 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.”
LG has not announced the hardware details of its smartwatch. But a renownded tipster, Evleaks has leaked the possible specifications for the LG smartwatch. As per their tweet of 13th March, the LG G smartwatch specs are : 1.65″ IPS LCD @ 280×280, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, processor TBD.” The ‘TBD’ stands for ‘to be decided’.