LG plans G Watch with Android Wear
Dubai, March 19, 2014
LG Electronics is developing its G Watch powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables, in partnership with Google.
The 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, said a statement.
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 the year.
The LG G Watch powered by Android Wear will present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users, said the statement.
LG engineers worked closely with Google from the initial stages of development to ensure that the LG G Watch worked perfectly with Android Wear, it said.
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.
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.”
Additional details of the LG G Watch including hardware specifications, will be announced in the coming months, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service