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