Today marks the start of the annual Google I/O conference, and before the first Keynote has even started, news is already popping out from various manufacturers about key pieces of technology. According to MobileFun.com listing that was posted on June 25, LG's their first Android Wear offering is up for pre-order right now, and Samsung's Android Wear device will be available on July 7th.
There is no doubt that smartwatches are going to be the big talking point of this years I/O conference, with LG being just one of many companies who are expected to launch some wearable technology that will feature Google's new Android Wear software.
The LG Android Wear device will feature a 1.6-inch 280x280 display, 4GB of on board storage space, and a 400mAh battery. While those specification do not sound stellar, those specs should be good for up to 36 hours of use on a single charge. The LG watch will reportedly only take 2 hours to fully charge, and could be powered by a 787MHz quad-core CPU from Snapdragon.
A report on 9to5Google.com shows that Samsung's offering in the world of Android Wear is said to be very similar to it's current Samsung Gear Neo device. The new Samsung wearable will be called Gear Live and it will feature a 1.6-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz processor, 512mb of RAM, 4GB of non board storage, Bluetooth 4.0, a 300mAh battery, a heart rate monitor, and a IP67 dust and water resistant design.
While LG's G Watch is up for pre-order as we speak, Samsung's is still not live on their website. The LG G Watch is available in both black, and champagne gold with a price of $255. The Samsung Gear Live wearable is expected to sell for about the same price.
Both of these smartwatches look like pretty good devices, but it will really be interesting to see how they stack up against Google's own Android Wear device and the offering that has been teased by Motorola for the last few months. Both the Lg G Watch and the Samsung Gear live will be available for purchase on July 7.