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LG says it too will produce a smartwatch, plus a Google Glass-type device

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LG says it too will produce a smartwatch, plus a Google Glass-type device
Add LG to the list of names producing a smartwatch. The list includes Apple, Samsung and after last night's revelation, Google. Unlike those other names, LG does have some experience in producing a watch. The LG GD910 was introduced in the summer of 2009 and allowed the user to check messages from a smartphone.

The LG GD910

The LG GD910

According to the Korean Times, which received the information from a person close to the projects, LG is also working on a device similar to Google Glass. It is possible that either device, or both of them, will be powered by the nascent Firefox OS instead of Android. LG and Samsung, according to an executive of a Korean parts supplier, have the edge in producing a smartwatch because they can manufacturer most of the necessary parts, including the display.

The same executive said that there remains many questions about whether a smartwatch would be sold like a smartphone, and the pricing of such a device would also have to be decided upon. Another executive in the industry said that the smartwatch market must be mature and have strong demand to accept all of these competing watches, adding that not all concepts eventually reach the market.

source: KoreaTimes via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:31 4

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2068; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


If Samsung does it, LG must follow... but who's going to buy these damned things?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:23 2

9. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung is only doing it because Apples doing it.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:34

16. wiiandds (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


apple is only tring to take credit for the first one that people really want to by

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 11:55

17. donfem (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Typical you. Every conversation must end with the fruit. There is a reason behind the formation of companies I guess.Business is about making money I think. Every car manufacturer is doing it according to your argument, because .......

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:31

23. ultimatebatman (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


The real Mxyz would not be a ridiculous Apple loving troll.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:31

24. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Samsung did a phone-watch way back in 1999. Oh wait ... Sir Johnny didn't get this programmed i guess :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 23:13

26. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I could have sworn the article said LG did it in 2009.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:33 2

2. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Will these glasses also double as 3D glasses for their 3D TVs?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:35

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


LG needs to stick with making TV's and appliances.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:37

11. Aeires (unregistered)


And more N4's!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:41 5

4. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


I will say this, when it comes to LG making a product they generally make it affordable.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:42 6

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Lol. Next, BB is gonna make a BBwatch and Nokia is gonna make a Windowswatch.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:05

7. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


The N-Watch (remember N-Gage?)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:18

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The N-Gage is a mobile phone and handheld gaming system, it is not a watch.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:50 5

6. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


First smartwatch from phone companies was from Sony Ericsson then comes Apple and Google, then Samsung, then LG. What's next?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 12:18 1

20. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


NOKIA ?? Think about it..!
An unbreakable watch.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:24 1

10. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


WTF all this compines doing a smartwatch i better start making my own now before someone else joins in LOL

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 11:56 1

18. donfem (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


iguess will sue you

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:58 2

12. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Samsung made it first and no icrap ok

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:19 1

13. TheMan (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Who cares? Few want a touch screen that tiny. No wonder DickTracy is always squinting.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:20

14. TheMan (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I find it funny that PA's built-in censor doesn't allow the name d**k. (not my edit)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:32

15. a961009 (Posts: 98; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


I'm sorry Phonearena but you are wrong. I read the article from Koreatimes(source) and THE ARITICLE SAID THAT LG DID NOT MENTIONED ABOUT THE OS. (I am Korean)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 12:11

19. predator93 (Posts: 120; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I got a chance to use lg gd 910 a couple of years ago, the screen was way too small for me to operate properly.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:44

21. MartianMe (unregistered)


The hell with all of these smart watch talk ...my casio g shock is better them all of 'em.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:18

22. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Hm I've gotta give it to LG, even though I don't buy too many of their products I can tell they're putting in a lot of effort to get themselves out there. If it'll work... who can say?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 17:21

25. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


While others would just be announcing and feeding the press Goophone from China will launch it before all of them :D

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:40

27. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Everyone's following sony!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 07:27

28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 769; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


guys get over who started it 1st smartwatch is a new trend so everyone must join in

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