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Google to intro a smartwatch indeed, as well as new Gmail and Maps interfaces

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Google to intro a smartwatch indeed, as well as new Gmail and Maps interfaces
Google's rumored smartwatch is real, tip insiders, and has already been showcased at the Berlin, Manchester and Mountain View offices of the search giant. It “still needs tethering”, mentioned the source. “It’s not a standalone device yet. It needs to be tethered to a smartphone.”

The premise, however, is for the watch to have similar features to Google Glass. “Functionality will be very much like Glass,” claimed the insiders.

It is not only hardware, though - Google is prepping interface updates for the famed Maps and Gmail apps, too, in line with what it's been doing to the desktop versions, namely full screen appearance with floating bars, and hidden menus for Gmail, swipable from the left. Google I/O is just around the corner, so we will know more on Wednesday.

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posted on 13 May 2013, 06:56 4

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Sweet. Who will be first to bring their watch to market - apple or Google?

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:04 7

3. dashax10 (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 May 2013)


google

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:30 4

7. galaxymega6.3 (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I knew it, Google glass is a major failure, but if I want watch, I would definitely go for Samsung, bigger screen and most important, exynos octa

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:39 9

9. VJo003 (Posts: 325; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Failure is in you head

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:15 1

13. roldefol (Posts: 2866; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Don't forget the 16 MP front facing camera

posted on 13 May 2013, 10:52 1

17. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


How much is Sammy paying you?

posted on 13 May 2013, 11:03 4

18. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


WHY THE HELL DO YOU START TALKING ABOUT SAMSUNG ??
Google Glass isn't a failure, we don't even know how it feels like.
I love Samsung too, but I don't freaking comment about Samsung on articles that have nothing to do with Samsung, -_-

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:20 1

24. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Yep, because all I want is a 5 inch watch /s

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:38

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6497; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


LG was the first to make a smart watch phone.

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:04

2. roldefol (Posts: 2866; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Meh. I have serious doubt about the need for smart watches. They're trying to sell us on a product we're not asking for. I don't think you can fairly compare this to smartphones (an evolution of PDAs) or tablets (a hybrid of laptops and smartphones).

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:15 1

4. serge327 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


SONY smartwatch is enough¬¬

posted on 13 May 2013, 11:55 1

20. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


nothings ENOUGH ;)

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:36 3

5. bparkerson (unregistered)


I don't see this as an alternative to smartphones or as a standalone device but as an accessory to smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Like Google Glass, I think as an accessory the possibilities are truly endless...count me in!!!

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:39

6. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


While i do not have any intention of buy a smart watch, i welcome the advancements to make technology more portable and easily accessible. Lets see the competition!

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:59

10. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Hmm insomnia
12:00 Watch: wake up fb update
12:01 watch: wake up fb comment on your wall
12:02 watch: flip sides your sleeping to long on one side
12:03 watch: your battery is low need to plug in charger
12:04 watch: my battery is low charger
HMmmm

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:30 2

16. Commentator (Posts: 2419; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


12:05 Watch: Battery depleted, shutting down.

Insomnia problem solved.

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:00 1

11. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


a "smartwatch indeed."

What's a 'smartwatch indeed?'

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:08

12. samsungIScopycat (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


i knew it..once apple start to make watch...google always follow it...
lol

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:18 3

14. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


lmao GTFO of here. Google has been prepping their watch for some time, now. Apple is always the company that falls behind.

Nice try, though.

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:19 2

15. McLTE (Posts: 699; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Wow.. mind sharing some of whatever you are on?

posted on 13 May 2013, 11:05 1

19. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


your name makes it clear that you hate Samsung, lol :D

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:37

23. willard12 (Posts: 796; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I know, right! It's like when Apple started making 4g phones and then 3 years later....Samsung has 4g. Or when Apple started using pull down notifications...and then 3 years later...her comes Samsung. Or when Apple let you answer a call with an SMS and of course Samsung had to copy. Oh wait, maybe I've got that backwards.

posted on 13 May 2013, 12:13

21. ECPirate37 (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I haven't worn a watch since 2001 due to the fact I found no need since I had my phone with me at all times. However, I wouldn't mind checking out the Google Watch, just to see what it has to offer. Even if it has to be tethered to my phone to work, it could be cool. I'll make a judgement once I actually see it, and use it instead of saying something is better now.

posted on 13 May 2013, 13:32

22. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I like the look of the Samsung Galaxy Altius

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