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

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.

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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28 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung is only doing it because Apples doing it.

16. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

17. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 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 .......

23. ultimatebatman

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

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

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

26. chadrick0814 unregistered

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

2. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

3. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

11. Aeires unregistered

And more N4's!

4. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

7. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The N-Watch (remember N-Gage?)

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

6. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

20. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

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

10. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

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

18. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

iguess will sue you

12. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Samsung made it first and no icrap ok

13. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

14. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

15. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 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)

19. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

21. MartianMe unregistered

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

22. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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?

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

27. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Everyone's following sony!

28. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

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