Plenty of companies have released smartwatches running Android-based software. But if you believe the leaks and rumors that have been making the rounds in recent months, Google may be preparing to launch its own smartwatch and the company has already promised an official software developer kit for wearables.
Now @evleaks is sharing some details about Google’s upcoming watch.
According to the usually reliable @evleaks, the watch will be built by LG and will feature a 1.65 inch, 280 x 280 pixel IPS LCD display, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of built-in storage.
There still a lot we don’t know, including the processor, what the operating system will look like, and how the Google smartwatch will interact with your phones, tablets, or other devices.
Most smartwatches, including models from Pebble, Samsung, and Sony are designed to be smartphone companions, allowing you to view and respond to notifications without taking your phone out of your pocket. Some also use your phone’s internet connection to power third-party apps for weather updates and other info-at-a-glance, and some smartwatches even let you make phone calls by acting as Bluetooth headsets for your phone.
A handful of watches such as the Omate TrueSmart and Neptune Pine can actually replace your phone, thanks to support for cellular connectivity. It’s too early to say which approach Google will take… but if the upcoming Google watch is anything like the company’s first wearable, it’ll likely act more like a Pebble than an Omate watch.