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Google's LG-made smartwatch to have a 1.65-inch display and 4GB of internal memory

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Google's LG-made smartwatch to have a 1.65-inch display and 4GB of internal memory
Google is reportedly getting ready to introduce its first smartwatch in June at its I/O conference. It’s said that the manufacturer of this smartwatch is LG, which is also making Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones.

While Google didn’t confirm anything regarding its alleged smartwatch, @evleaks has some (probably accurate) details about it. 

Apparently, the device features a 1.65-inch IPS display with 280 x 280 pixels, half a gig of RAM (512MB), and 4GB of internal memory. Now, a 1.65-inch screen with 280 x 280 pixels is certainly not bad for a smartwatch, but we have to note that Samsung’s new Gear 2 has a 1.63-inch display with 320 x 320 pixels, thus offering a higher ppi density (277ppi vs. 234ppi).

Sure enough, like its Nexus smartphones and tablets, Google’s smartwatch will probably be affordable, so maybe we shouldn’t complain about the 280 x 280 pixel resolution.

Rumor has it that Google may soon introduce a stripped down, smartwatch-centric version of Android, and we’re obviously expecting this to power the LG-made watch. We’ll bring more details as soon as they’re available.

Note: the smartwatch seen above is just a concept, and it's not made by Google or LG.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:29 10

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Good luck. The new Gear 2 and Fit are going to be hard to one up.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:35 4

2. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I couldn't agree more. I'm going to trade up my Smartwatch 2 for one or the other when they launch.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:36 9

3. maherk (Posts: 4024; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The Fit for me please, this thing is nearly perfect.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:48 7

4. Lauticol (Posts: 346; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I think Gear 2 and Fit could have been even bigger success if Samsung let them to be paired with other OEMs smartphones

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:28

10. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's not about being "let them"..

It's about that they can't properly design it to work on all phones. Think about the following properly -

1st, do Android have any established API to use a smartwatch? So, we don't have any common ground to start with. Secondly, to have advanced functionality like call function, voice memo, media controler you need to have a proper communication between the phone and the watch. Samsung uses smart relay, S Voice and other proprietary technology for this purpose. How can Samsung accomplish that on a phone with different vendor? LG/Moto/HTC can make any change in their firmware and things might get broken instantly. Samsung can obviously check for all functionality of their phone firmware to ensure that they keep working in future.

Also, don't compare Gear with Sony smartwatch or Pebble. They don't provide the same functionality or have same type of hardware as Samsung. With reduced functionality you can still make gear work with a Nexus. But that defeats the purpose of such an expensive watch.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:28

22. Finalflash (Posts: 3216; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well that is why the Google watch will be the start of the real smart watch revolution when it comes to Android. It should bring all the functionality you mentioned and apis to properly sync phone and watch (although to be honest, they should be stand alone devices as much as possible).

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:30 2

11. kryme (Posts: 370; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


the price will one up the gear

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:38 5

12. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


ya know what I am sick of, the media referencing ppi as it makes a difference these days. Steve Job's announced the marketing ploy called 'retina display' which isn't even 720p HD on most iOS devices and the whole media world argues about minuscule ppi differences LIKE IT MATTERS.. it DOESN'T so fricken stop the madness.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 15:13

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Calm the hell down dude. Nowhere did I mention screen resolution now did I?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 16:11

20. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


my comment was to PA not you, sorry for the mixup

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:32

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's okay. :)

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:46 1

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nexus watch.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:51 3

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I still don't see, any reason to buy one.. I'm just being honest...

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:52 1

24. JunitoNH (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I have to agree with you. There's nothing smart about these watches. All they are, is an accessory for your phone, not you. Without the phone, they are useless. Built a true smartwatch, independent accessory, and I'll buy it. Most look horrible anyway, truly geeky, like Dick Tracey

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:55

6. majp89 (Posts: 171; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


If this isn't 99 bucks or around that price point, it's a bust.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:06 1

7. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Funny how they need to mention it's a concept watch in the picture.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:08 8

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You'd be surprised on how many users fail to notice the obvious.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:18

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Dam sexy looking this is!
Concept design, but why 512Mb Ram? Why not 1Gb Ram....? Android is Ram and CPU hungry OS.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:42 6

13. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Then why not octa-core chipset and Adreno 330 on a smartwatch? Then why not Zoidberg?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:00 3

15. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


And 4000 mah battery!!!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:50

17. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Kitkat is not really ram hungry anymore and it's a special version of Android, as in stripped down.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:47 1

14. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


bring in the 100 or 150$ nexus smartwatch.....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 15:38 1

19. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Note: the smartwatch seen above is just a concept, and it's not made by Google or LG.

Of course it's a concept with that out of date clock font.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 16:33

21. MRWINDOWS (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


NICE....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 18:36

25. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Samsung gear 2 and fit is a joke lol, I read you noobs comments and you just don't get it, any phone that use skin over android is a complete waste of money , no long term value at all, slow updates, useless features which most people don't use and not helpful at all, all galaxy phones are for non tech people who see a big screen and say that's a good phone, keep your slow update phones, this is why iPhone is better then 99% of Android, the Google Nexus will always remain King of Android

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:21

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


In case you didn't know, I can easily root my Note 3 in less than five minutes, install AOKP and it'll run faster than your Nexus. Did I forget it'll last longer and it'll take better pictures?

Thankssssssss!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 01:51 1

27. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


In case you didn't know , if you got to root something, to make it work better , its crap anyways, if you got vanilla KitKat, you don't have to root, by the way iPhone is better than note3 also , they already said nexus5 is the best all around android phone,

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 04:53

28. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I rooted my Nexus 5 to make it better and make it more functional. People jailbreak their iPhone to give it more options. So they are crap as well?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:14

29. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


U root it because u wanted to that's a opinion, but the nexus5 or iphone5s are good out the box. Other phones not

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:15

30. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


By the way you can't root the iPhone 5s

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