According to the reports emerging from TechCrunch, the much rumored Google smartwatch is perhaps real and could be manufactured by LG. The reports suggest that the device would most probably make its appearance in June, this year. On the other hand @evleaks has already tweeted that the smartwatch would be prepared by LG which has also been a partner with Google in the manufacturing of Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
Google smartwatch is real
As for the specifications and materials that would used for the Google smartwatch, TechCrunch reports that it will most probably come up with a plastic band, a full display of squared dimensions and Bluetooth 4.0 LE for easy communication with the phone or tablet. At this point in time, we don’t have any details about the kind of application support this device will get but Google may release SDK so that developers can try their hands and make applications.
Here’s an additional statement released by TechCrunch
The whole idea behind the watch’s concept is that you shouldn’t have to take out your phone for various ambient alerts, like finding out who’s calling you or who just text-ed, for example. Interactions with the watch are very gesture-driven. That is, swiping alerts and tapping to select.
Coming back to the @evleaks tweet –
Apparently Google's smartwatch is being made by LG, and will launch at I/O.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 23, 2014
The device is expected to be launched in June, sometime during the Google I/O. In fact, Google I/O has been scheduled for June 25th and 26th which means that we might see the device being launched during this period. Looking at the past history of hardware launches (Google has launched chromecast last year during Google I/O), it is quite understandable that we might see same happening for Google smartwatch.