A new rumor says that Google is working on a Google smartwatch, which should be launched “sooner rather than later,” according to a source familiar with the matter.
The device will reportedly be “heavy” into KitKat / Google Now functionality,” although specific details aren’t offered by 9to5 Google – an image of the device isn’t available either (above we’re looking at a concept render only).
However, the publication does say that Google is putting “the finishing touches,” on its smartwatch and speculates that the product may offer some Glass-like features, thanks to deep Google Now integration.
While that certainly makes sense, we’ll remind you that this is just a rumor that’s yet to be officially confirmed.
For what it’s worth, this isn’t the first time we hear Google is working on a smartwatch, and we’ve seen a bunch of rumors on the matter so far, especially around this year’s Google I/O event where such a device was expected. Furthermore, a Wall Street Journal report from late June suggested that such a product may be launched this fall.
Interestingly, we’ve also seen some patents applications supporting these rumors, which seem to prove that Google/Motorola are interested in such products.
A few days ago, Artem Russakovskii posted a similar rumor on his personal Google+ profile, but not directly to Android Police because of lack of evidence and/or lack of a second confirmation. According to him, the Google smartwatch will be part of the Nexus family of products, it’s codenamed Gem, and will be unveiled alongside Android 4.4 KitKat and other new Google products.
Anyone looking forward to a Google Nexus smartwatch?
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Yes I stole the photo but IDC GIVE ME NOWWW
That was my EXACT response when I read the article lol
I’m surprised that you managed to have no spelling errors with a broken monitor…
I wish Google had a whole family of nexus products like:
nexus 1(androidTV / desktop / game console)
There is a Nexus 11 now. It’s called Chromebook 11. xD
well, I think he means Android OS
Lol, yea. I was just fooling around.
I’d also like a Nexus Foot, a 12 in. tablet.
it would work, if it was a 16:9 screen
My BIGGEST Problem is that Verizon WILL NOT carry a NEXUS smartphone. So I wont be able to have all NEXUS products. I would leave if another carrier was as good as Verizon! Extremely pissed off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep an eye on MetroPCS’s/T-Mobile’s partnership and their BYOD program.
They’re not as good yet, but they could be, given time.
Thanks RanRu, I already looked at T-Mobile. I’m hoping they will be a good solution for me.
i left sprint for t-mobile have awesome service here in charlotte,nc. nexus 4 owner $50 bill get updates right away.
Oli72 I here you, I wish there service was better where I live. Hopefully soon and no international roaming!
I left Verizon for T-Mobile here in the Philadelphia market. Speeds aren’t as great as VZW and even the signal is weaker, but I have been happy with my move, and I know it will only get better with T-Mobile.
Thanks Nick V, my contract is up by the end of the year. I will see if I should stay or go?
I hope it’ll look better than this one shown in the photo.
Spoiler: It won’t.
Considering all the curved screens going around and the fact that it will look like a nexus7/5…it will look better.
anyone know how feasible a round screen is for a smartwatch? I am all for smartwatches, all the ones i have seen are square, and quite franky, ugly.
ever since i saw this, its all i can think about when talking about a smartwatch worth buying.
A thousand times this!
Motorola did a round screen before on the Aura. That phone retailed for $1K when it was new, but I think that was due more to all the tungsten carbide, stainless steel, and crystal sapphire than the screen.
very good point sir, but I believe manufacturer will have to try with round smartphone first, before we can see any round smartwatch.
I’m in for any non-square smartphone or smartwatch :)
Yeah, this concept would totally correspond with G+ circles.
Forgive me if I’m wrong. My watch tells me the time, without me having to swipe anything. If I want a text or a call I use my phone. And it’s battery lasts about 5 years. Please, what did I miss out?
Notifications without reaching your pocket…Yeah, that’s it.
hmm, a wristwatch that you can swipe left-right-up-down ? ;)
or perhaps it looks cool by talking to your wristwatch once in a while.. (⌐■_■)
Do people even use watches anymore? I already own a “smart” device that tells me the time- my phone
In a sense, the watch would act as the extension of your phone
When you are driving, and someone is calling you, just look towrds the steering wheel to see who it is. If all works out, say “OK Google, asnwer phone”, and you are connected through the watch on speaker.
I’m seeing a motorola nexus smartwatch. I hope it can function on its own. If so, it will sell waaaay more than the galaxy gear.
I would like to operate independently, but use Bluetooth 4.0 LE to make the necessary data transfers between phone and device. I do not want to have to pay for another line, just to have a watch.
Can’t wait for this, hopefully it is affordable (under 100$)