Google, LG to unveil Android watch
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
Soon tech-savvy Kenyans with passion for the Android operating system will be able to wear a wrist watch that does more than tell time and date.
LG Electronics (LG) is working together with Google on LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables.
The wristwatch demonstrates how Google Now and other core services will work on a wrist.
LG is planning to introduce its first watch powered by Android Wear in the second quarter of 2014.
The 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.
The LG G Watch powered by Android Wear will present a low barrier to entry for developers and offer the best Google experience for users.
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.
The LG G Watch is following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008.