After Sony and Samsung, Google is also planning to launch a smartwatch. In a report by the Wall Street Journal, it is stated that Google-made intelligent watch is close to entering production. The watch could be "ready within-months". Apparently, the watch will be able to communicate with other devices such as smartphones".
We have been hearing about Google watch for quite some time. Dubbed as Google Gem, the intelligent watch will run Android and will be heavily integrated with Google Now. Moreover, Google-made watch is in the last stages of development. Currently, Google is fine-tuning the watch, so as to make the device far better compared to Samsung Galaxy Gear.
Also the software giant is in advance talks with Asian suppliers to manufacture purported smartwatch.
Few days back, a report was published in which how integration of Google Now could be a boon for wearable devices. Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant made by Google. At this point, the smartwatch devices made by Samsung and others have nothing new to offer. The Samsung Galaxy Gear has great design, but the user experience is not great at all. Same can be said about Sony SmartWatch 2.
The Google smartwatch could be ready for mass-production "within months," which itself means that there's a possibility to see the real product sometime early or middle 2014. At the same time, Apple could also announce its first smartwatch. Yes, you heard it absolutely right. Recently, Apple CEO Time Cook has been quoted saying "We continue to be very confident in Apple's future and we see significant opportunities ahead of us in both current product categories and new ones."
"In terms of new product categories, specifically if you look at the skills that Apple has from hardware, software and services and at incredible app ecosystems, these set of things are very, very unique," Cook said.
"I think no-one has a set of skills like us and we obviously believe that we can use our skills in building other great products that are in categories that represent areas where we do not participate today. So we're pretty confident about that."
Apple is believed to be working hard to get its first smartwatch just right. Reportedly, LG Display will supply flexible-organic light-emitting diode panels (OLED) for its iWatch smartwatch.
Both Google and Apple plans to release their respective smartwatch sometime early next year. A rumor has it that Samsung is also planning to announce a sequel to its Galaxy Gear at CES 2014.
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