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Google Gem Nexus smartwatch might get unveiled on October 31st alongside Android 4.4

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Google Gem Nexus smartwatch might get unveiled on October 31st alongside Android 4.4
We have already heard Google is likely to officially lift the cover off Android 4.4 KitKat, and likely a Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, but it might have one more surprise - a smartwatch. A device codenamed Gem may launch alongside Android 4.4 KitKat on a massive event scheduled for October 31st, according to Android Police co-founder Artem Russakovskii.

The rumor sounds juicy, and comes in a series of scoops released by Russakovskii who writes that he has several rumors he “feel relatively confident about but either don't have visual evidence or a second confirmation, so I'm going to keep them to G+.”

The supposed Google Gem, if it indeed gets unveiled at the end of the month, might turn out to be a huge launch. After all, everyone is expecting a huge new niche to open with wearables in the forthcoming years, and all the big companies including Apple are by all visible clues exploring this niche.

The Google Gem rumor is an interesting one since it aligns well with one device we’ve heard about earlier - the Motorola xWatch. The xWatch was rumored to launch alongside the Moto X, but with Google owning Motorola, the parent company might well have decided the watch is worthy of a Google-wide release. This summer we heard about that xWatch integrating well with the Moto X, and if it gets a Google-wide release, our guess is that compatibility with be with a much wider set of Android devices.

Now, we’ve already seen the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, and with too many compromises everyone seems to agree this is not what the smartwatch of the future looks like. Let’s hope that Google manages to surprise us with this one - it would be a well-kept secret as we’ve seen no huge leaks of it. In either case, keep in mind that this is just a rumor and the October 31st release date is a month old rumor.

source: Artem Russakovskii

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posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:52 6

1. Reality_Check (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Galaxy Gear may be a smartwatch but they forgot the main rule about watches in general. It should have a long battery life -_- If the rumour turns out to be true, lets hope this one lasts a lot longer :x

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:56 8

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 666; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Agree
nobody want a watch , which we should charge everyday.
want a great revolution in battery department either its a watch nor phone

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 06:31 2

10. DONUT (Posts: 283; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


not to mention, the watch should at least be water proof to stand against the elements

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:56 3

11. phljcnth (Posts: 257; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


The Gear is a smartwatch, your watch doesn't have camera, your watch doesn't do calls and notifications, your watch is not a colored touchscreen. The Gear is in an entry level. Stop whining, nothing can be perfect for you guys. Maybe build a smartwatch company?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:54 8

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 666; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


That picture (thumbnail) looks fantastic.
Nexus watch will be a nice addition since everybody releasing a smartwatch.
also Kit Kat is rumoured to support more than one devices.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 04:01

4. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


it would be a nice add on!

all it should have is --->

a long battery life
and it has to be light
and the sunlight legibility should also be good!!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 04:07 2

5. Cyberchum (Posts: 263; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Wow, the picture above looks great. I know it ain't the watch but I can count on Google to out a great smartwatch.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 04:26 2

6. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


If anyone can set the trend its Google.

love the nexus range

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 04:34 2

7. chuah1997 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


o.O this design is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!SONY and GOOGLE RULES!!!!!!!!!!>.> Samsung go back~ Battery sucker~

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 05:29 1

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Awesome!!! Gem is looking super cool in that pic. It should be powered by solar cell inside for long battery life and a bright direct sunlight display and all Google goodies. :)

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 08:17

12. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Smartwatches are bullsht give me a Guess Collection watch

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 17:06 1

13. scsa852k (Posts: 277; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


One more reason to buy Nexus 5

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 03:56

14. hrasda (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


Android Kit Kat 4.4 will run on the new Nexus Watch (which is the actual name of the device) here are some concept pictures and more info amongtech.com/google-to-reveal-smartwatch-codename​-gem-on-october-31st/

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