LG Electronics tweeted a new picture of the G Watch on Monday, offering a clearer look at the upcoming smartwatch. The company announced last week that its LG G Watch would be the first wearable release to be powered by Android Wear, the new wearable platform from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).
So far, the LG G Watch looks like an upgraded version of the original Pebble Watch, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Motorola also announced an Android Wear device last week -- the Moto 360, which has a round face. Motorola announced its Wearable would be released sometime during the summer.
Since LG says that the G Watch will be the first smartwatch release to interact with via the company’s new Android Wear platform, consumers can expect it to release later this spring or by early summer. Google did not announce new hardware at last year’s I/O developer conference. However, it has done so in the past, unveiling the Nexus 7 during the event in 2012.
— LG Electronics UK (@LGUK) March 24, 2014
Google will be unveiling more details about the Android Wear program at I/O, its annual developer's conference. Since it has given away free hardware to attendees every year, Google could offer developers a free LG G Watch on June 25-26.
Before LG announced the G Watch, noted gadget leaker Evleaks announced on March 13 that LG was working on a smartwatch that would feature a 1.65-inch screen. While the G Watch will not be branded as a Nexus device, LG promises it will deliver best “Google experience” on a smartwatch, as well as connectivity with “most” Android devices.
The rest of the LG G Watch specs mentioned by Evleaks include a 280 x 280 resolution, offering 240 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Evleaks said LG has not yet chosen a processor for the smartwatch, but that it would feature 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM storage, similar to Samsung’s recently announced Gear 2.
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