As expected, Google unveiled Android Wear, its operating system meant for smartwatches and Motorola presented Moto 360, a well crafted smartwatch based on Android Wear. The first watch however to feature Android Wear will be LG G Watch, which is due for a second quarter release.
Google and LG have worked together on this smartwatch right from the design stage and this will be the first sighting of Android wear. LG G Watch, will also sport an affordable price-tag and will be accessible to developers.
LG hasn’t talked much about the hardware, but considering previous leaks, we can expect 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage and 1.6 inch display. Google Now will be the predominant software on the watch and will allow you to initiate voice commands by saying “Ok Google”.
“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. “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.”
The design isn’t as attractive as Moto 360, but again, we hope the price tag will make up for it. Google is just beginning with Android Wear and as it progresses, it will certainly mean lot more talking to your gadgets, you might as well get used to it.