LG G Watch may go on sale July 7th, will likely be free for Google I/O attendees

LG G Watch may go on sale July 7th, will likely be free for Google I/O attendees
Last night, we saw some info about what specs to expect from the upcoming LG G Watch, and now we also have some more info on the potential release date for the device. We have long expected that the G Watch would be announced properly during Google I/O at the end of June, and that it would likely be something of a developer reference device.

Now, we're hearing some more rumors in that same vein that sound pretty reasonable. The first is that the G Watch will more than likely be part of the freebies that Google gives to I/O attendees, which makes perfect sense given that it wants to get developers interested. Also, while the G Watch will be announced during Google I/O, it now has a rumored release date of July 7th at least in the UK. As expected, the G Watch should have a lower price tag than much of the competition, and may even be priced lower than the Samsung Gear 2 Neo. 

The plan appears to be that the G Watch will be announced and shown off along with the Motorola Moto 360 during I/O, and released soon after. But, the rumors are also now saying that there will be a new manufacturer showing off an Android Wear device during I/O. No one is sure yet who it will be, but early suggestions are pointing to Asus. 

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13 Comments

1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

"LG G Watch may go on sale July 7th, will likely be free for Google I/O attendees" Lucky bastards.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

They pay to attend I/O..

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Thing is they get it first.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh, yeah... Paying $900 for the event and I hope they get something out of it.

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Holy moly!

3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Can the Google I/o get any better?

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Moto 360 will be a better device for the event. I think its a perfect time for Nexus 8 and 10 to get unveiled along with android 5.

8. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

There was 0 leaks concerning a new nexus 10 so it's very unlikely to see it in the i/o event. I also doubt that there will be a nexus 8.

9. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So what about android 5.0 lassi ,lollipop whateva it may be??? I'm eagerly waiting for next big change in android....

10. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

They may tease it but is not coming anytime soon. They just pushed 4.4.3. Next version will take some time.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So? 4.4 was released in the same month as 4.3.1. Minor updates (0.0.x) have no effect on major releases (0.x and x.0). They're quick and easy to develop because they're just bug fixes, so they just work on them alongside major releases as a side project.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'm not a big fan of this first generation of smartwatches, but it would be nice to be able to get one that runs AndroidWear for a reasonable price so I could check out app development. The apps I've seen for smartwatches so far are pretty lame. Samsung might be saving on battery life going with Tizen, but they are going to take a hit on app development. It'll be interesting to see how things play out. Maybe Samsung will never open up their smartwatches as a developer platform, so it won't matter.

13. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Don't know about you but i am never buying a smartwatch with 1 day autonomy. I like the eink concept (always on, close to 0 power drain)..like the pebble. I need my smartwatch so i get notifications, maybe control music play and a few options...and the time/date/calendar events.

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