Google Smartwatch 'Gem' Set for Launch on October 31 to Compete With Samsung and Sony

By Anuj

The smartwatch revolution has begun and following the steps of Sony and Samsung, more tech firms are planning to debut their wearable device in the coming days. Whether, it be Nokia, LG or Apple all are high on rumors to reveal their smartwatch range very soon.

At the same time, search giant Google, the company which gave a new definition to wearable computing is also the talk of the tech gossip town for its upcoming Android 4.4 Kitkat smartwatch codenamed 'Gem.' The latest speculations suggest that the device will be unwrapped on October 31.

According to Artem Russakovskii of Android Police, Google is pretty serious about its Nexus smartwatch, and one may see the unveiling on October 31. Codenamed Gem, the intelligent watch should be seen as a weapon against upcoming Apple's much hyped iOS compatible iWatch. It might be a surprise for many, but in reality Google has been working on a watch for quite some time.

Google Smartwatch 'Gem' Set for Launch on October 31


Artem Russakovskii, co-founder, Android Police, claims that the forthcoming watch is known as Gem. Moreover, it is uncertain that whether the watch is developed by Google or Motorola has been roped to craft an intelligent watch. Russakovskii writes on Google + profile "feel relatively confident about but either don't have visual evidence or a second confirmation, so I'm going to keep them to G+."

"Google will announce a Nexus watch, codenamed Gem, likely together with the KitKat announcement. The date I have, which, once again, is about a month old, is also October 31," said the report.

Last month, Google accepted for the first time that the company had acquired WIMM labs last year. The startup company made an Android powered smart watch. Two separate reports from The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times indicated that Google would come up with its own branded smartwatch soon.

While sources close of PhoneArena informs that Google Gem might share similarities with Motorola xWatch. Motorola was supposed to launch its own branded watch alongside Moto X. This could be a possibility that Google wanted larger audience to explore Moto xWatch. So yes, it makes sense to sell Moto xWatch as Google branded watch. Motorola devices are available in select countries.


Samsung and Sony have already announced their respective Android powered smart watch in most parts of the world. Both the Galaxy Gear and SmartWatch2 are priced on a higher side. Google will most likely to announce a cheaper Nexus smart watch in order to popularize wearable computing among masses. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.

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