LG unveils G Watch with Android Wear platform, coming in Q2 2014

LG unveils G Watch with Android Wear platform, coming in Q2 2014

Soon after the announcement of Android Wear platform by Google, LG unveiled its G Watch smartwatch. LG G Watch, developed in collaboration with Google, will reach the market in the second quarter of 2014 and compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones.

LG G Watch

LG G Watch

On announcing LG G Watch, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said;

“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. 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.”

LG G Watch is among the first smartwatches based on the newly announced Android Wear platform. With Android Wear platform, LG G Watch will allow users to get relevant information by saying “OK Google”. The smartwatch will also give notifications on new messages and emails, missed calls and weather updates.

LG has stated that the G Watch is the fourth device developed in close collaboration with Google following the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. Engineers at LG worked closely with Google from the initial stages of development to provide Android Wear platform on the G Watch.

Additional details, including the hardware specifications and pricing, will be available in the coming months and LG is expected to launch the G Watch at first in the US region.

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