Google has two important announcements to make at Google I/O conference in June: An OS for Smartwatch and their Smartwatch by LG, according to reports.
Google is reportedly prepping a smartwatch made by LG and its operating system, which will be unveiled at its annual developer conference, to be held in Sans Francisco.
Indeed that particular operating system for wearable will be based on Android and closely tied to Google Now. According to The Wall Street Journal, the development of the smartwatch is being carried by LG Electronics and will be presented at upcoming Google I/O event. Apparently, @evleaks has also tweeted the same earlier today.
It will likely to show notifications of your Android smartphone, connecting via Bluetooth LE, and maybe developers will be able to create apps for the smartwatch.
The OS for wearable devices will be open-source and widely available to all manufacturers who’re showing their interest in developing smartwatch.
According to some close sources, the smartwatch will have plastic strap – although Google reportedly had metal in-cased prototypes too – a quadrant display and color display.
The smartwatch made by LG will incorporate Google Now seamlessly and will be “always on” like the Moto X. Unlike the Galaxy Gear 2, it won’t feature any camera or microphone.
If rumors are to be believed, an official announcement is expected at Google I/O 2014 event, scheduled for June 25-26.
Meanwhile, Apple is also prepping its iWatch with an array of sensors for the collection of biometric data of the user, in addition to the basic functions. As per previous reports, Apple iWatch seems unlikely before October 2014, but will be featuring wireless charging up to a meter away from the device.