With wearable computing getting a large amount of press at the moment thanks to products such as the Pebble Smart Watch and confirmation that Samsung is working on a Smart Watch, coupled with continued rumours of an iWatch from Apple, it’s no surprise really that Google is also looking to expand it’s wearable computing portfolio of products, which currently consists of Google Glass.
The Financial Times is reporting that they’ve been advised by a person briefed on the project, that the Android team within Google is busy working on their own Smart Watch. Google is no stranger to the idea of a watch, having previously filed a patent in 2011 with the USPTO for a Smart Watch which included a flip up display and camera.
With the Android team working on this device instead of the Google X-Labs, we may see this product sooner rather than later; perhaps even as soon as Google IO this year. It will be interesting to actually see all these Smart Watches eventually arrive and see what benefits they can deliver.
Do you see a potential for an Android Smart Watch?