Smartphone manufacturers Samsung, Motorola, HTC and Huawei have plans to release new smartwatches into the mobile market for 2014. This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) event served as a platform for the companies to unveil and discuss plans for wearable tech. Pushing the trend forward, rumor has it that Google and LG are collaborating to add a smartwatch to the market as well.
Recent news about the "Google Nexus" smartwatch's specs surfaced online, giving us an idea of what to expect from the Google and LG team-up. Always known to have the inside scoop on upcoming tech, known leaker @evleaks shared some details about the watch via Twitter. As Android Authority reports (March 13), @evleaks tweet reveals that the LG made smartwatch will sport a 1.65-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 280 x 280, 512 MB and 4GB of storage. No other information about the specs were revealed, so its processor and whether or not it has a camera is still a mystery.
In comparison, Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear Neo watches feature a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320. Like the upcoming Google/LG watch, both devices have 512MB and 4GB of storage under the hood.
With its similar specs, the Google smartwatch might be a serious contender for Samsung’s Gear line when it hits retail. It’s likely to also be compatible with a broad range of Android smartphones like the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit watches.
Neither Google or LG have confirmed or announced the existence of the rumored joint collaboration watch. Speculation is that Google may officially unveil it at its annual Google I/O event in June, for a possible release date this summer.