Wednesday , August 15 2018

As Google IO approaches (just a few days away now), the rumour mill traditionally starts to ramp up a little bit. Google is widely expected to take the wraps of a few new technologies this year, and one that’s attracting a lot of interest is the Android Wear platform, and the hardware partners’ releases to go along with it.

LG’s G Watch is the reference device for Android Wear, and so is the defining standard in what Android Wear should do. A new leaked photo of the G Watch has confirmed some of the rumoured specs, as well as revealing to us a little more.

The photo doing the rounds shows the watch being charged by (what appears to be) a microUSB cable, with a message displayed saying “Install Android Wear on your phone”. It seems, then, that like most other smartwatches, a companion app on the handset is required — hopefully just the one, unlike the forty three apps that Sony products seem to require.

Some of the specs for the G Watch include its size (37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm), display (1.6″ at 280×280 resolution) and its innards (a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage and a 400 mAh battery).

Pricing is anyone’s guess, but the rumours here are around $199 USD, with purchase available by July 2014. I’m personally hoping the Moto 360 comes out in a similar timeframe, as I’m far more drawn to the round watchface than another square watch.

Source: GSM Arena.
Via: PhoneArena.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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