No, Google is not launching its OWN smartwatches


Towards the end of last year, Google’s Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang had reportedly said that the organization will launch two smartwatches running Android 2.0 within the Q1 of 2017.

As of now it seems that the search giant is following its smartphone strategy in the smartwatch market as well. As indicated by a report in VentureBeat, Google will launch two LG-built smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in February 9. This implies that just like the way it lands its branding to smartphones made by other vendors, its smartwatch’s hardware also will be built by some other organization.

The two smartwatches will reportedly be called LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. LG Watch Sport is said to feature a 1.38-inch display with 480×480 pixel resolution. The smartwatch is probably to come with IP68 certification and offer 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It is said to be supported by a 430 mAh battery and come in Titanium and Dark Blue colour options. On the connectivity front, it is relied to offer Wi-Fi, GPS, LTE, NFC and Bluetooth. The smartwatch will also come equipped with heart rate sensor and Android Pay.

As for LG Watch Style, rumpur mill suggest that it will sport a 1.2-inch display with 360×360 pixel resolution. The smartwatch is said to offer 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It will come with IP67 rating which makes its dust and water resistant. In terms of connectivity it is said to offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The device will come in Titanium, Silver, and Rose Gold colour options. Watch Style is also likely to boast of support for swappable bands.

Both the smartwatches are also said to support Google Assistant and sport a digital crown.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk