From the company that brought you the fashion accessory phone from Prada, we can expect big things from LG and this morning on the back of the Android Wear announcement from Google, they’ve announced they’ve been working on the G Watch.
The LG G Watch will incorporate the Android Wear functionality which means Google Now cards everywhere. There’s very little to actually see about the G watch beyond what is shown in the press image above. LG has the technical and design chops, honed by two Nexus phones and a Google Play Edition tablet, to make a high quality product and now we’ll see exactly what they have to offer.
But it won’t be for a while, LG has not announced any official release dates or pricing but Engadget feels that we could see the G Watch in the next quarter. Click below to see the full press release.
SEOUL, Mar. 19, 2014—LG Electronics (LG) is working together with Google on LG G Watch powered by Android Wear™, which extends the Android platform to wearables. LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android™ smartphones and will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say “OK Google” to ask questions or get stuff done. As one of Google’s lead partners in this effort, LG is planning to introduce its first watch powered by Android Wear in the second quarter of2014.
The LGG Watch powered by Android Wear will present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users. LG engineers worked closely with Google from the initial stages of development to ensure that the LG G Watch worked perfectly with Android Wear. This is LG’s fourth device developed in close collaboration with Google following the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.
“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.“With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008.We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”
Additional details of the LGG Watch powered by Android Wear, including hardware specifications, will be announced in the coming months.