Smartwatches

Here Comes Another Smartwatch. This One's From Google.

Entrepreneur Staff
Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio
2 min read

All the big tech companies are fighting over new prime real estate: your wrist. It appears that Google is the latest player to be developing -- yes, you guessed it -- a smartwatch.

Reports of the smartwatch project are leaking out this week from the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain. LG is said to be a manufacturing partner. Google and LG have partnered previously on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones. The smartwatch would presumably run Google's Android operating system.

Whether Google would formally announce the project sometime this month or perhaps in June at the Google I/O developer event in June is unclear. A Google spokesperson declined to comment to the Wall Street Journal. LG did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Entrepreneur.com.

Google would be joining a growing list of tech companies that have smartwatch projects, including Samsung, Sony and Pebble, among others. Apple is also rumored to be working on a smartwatch concept. 

Although Samsung's first-generation "Gear" smartwatch runs Android, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be powered instead by Tizen, a an open source, Linux-based operating system being developed by Samsung and Intel.

Related: Samsung Unveils Next Generation Gear Smartwatches Ahead of Mobile Conference

More from Entrepreneur

David provides constructive insight to help businesses focus on their company growth, build brand awareness and know when and how to raise money.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.

Latest on Entrepreneur