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March 22, 2013

Google joins the Smart Watch race


Well it seems that everyone is embracing the Smart Watch, Samsung confirmed they are working on one and the rumours that Apple are also working on an “iWatch” have been gracing news sites for some time now. It seems Google doesn’t want to miss out on the action as The Financial Times is reporting that Googles Android unit is in fact working on an Android Smart Watch as well. So let the battle commence.

One thing that we were surprised about is the report seems to suggest that Google views the Smart Watch as a more mainstream wearable accessory than the Google Glass project.

While Glass is being created in its X Lab, home to experimental “moonshot” projects such as the self-driving car, Google’s smart watch is being developed by its Android unit, according to a person briefed on the project, to act as an extension to the smartphones using that operating system. The project is separate from Samsung’s efforts, the source said, although there is no indication of when it might launch.

The report also states that Google filed a patent application back in 2011 for a “Smart Watch”, so it seems it has been in the works for some time now. So I guess this is good news for consumers as we will have plenty of devices to choose from so stay tuned for more updates.

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