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LG G Watch With Always-On Display Expected To Arrive This Quarter
It is pretty evident that this year is going to be dedicated to Wearables as a number of them have already been released globally. Samsung has been soaring pretty high when it comes to smartwatches. And although Sony and Samsung did unveil their first wearable devices last year, this year the former has come up with improved versions of the same.
Coming to catch up with the competition in the wearable market is another South Korean smartphone maker LG. The maker of the world's first commercially available curved smartphone G Flex, LG has now unveiled its upcoming smartwatch called G Watch powered by Google's recently launched Android Wear platform. The company has officially showcased the device in two color variants (stealth black and champagne gold) via its official micro-site. The Stealth Black edition was unveiled few months back.
This is actually LG's fourth device sprouting from its collaboration with Google. The previous 3 were Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.
Although the company chooses not to reveal the specs of the device at the moment, it has at least been said that the G Watch will be water and dust resistant, and it will always remains on - a screen that never sleeps, which makes a lot of sense. Moreover, like Pebble, LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and since there is "always on display", whenever the user says "OK Google" the service will be present at your fingertips.
As said earlier, the company has not revealed any specs of the device but rumors have it that the G Watch would come with 1.65-inch IPS LCD (280x280p), 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Moreover, the new image also reveals a magnetic charging port on the back of the watch. If you remember, last month LG also revealed that the device will feature changeable straps. However, also details on the accessories are not out yet.
The pricing of the G Watch is not disclosed at the moment and The Korean giant is reportedly said to be planning to introduce its first Android Wear powered smartwatch in the second quarter of 2014. TO be precise, we are looking forward to June.
But LG is not the only user of Android Wear platform, devices from Asus, HTC and Samsung are also in the line to be unveiled later this year.