While most of the companies are still catching on the smartphone race, it seems the biggies have already moved on to something new. After reports about an Apple and Samsung smartwatch, rumor mill has it that even Google is working on one.
According to a report on Financial Times, the Mountain View giant is working on a smartwatch that is being developed by its Android unit and not in the X-labs that is known for bring out some of the most innovative products, including the self driving cars and the Google Glasses. One can assume that the watch might come with Android on board and offer some kind of compatibility with other Android devices. The company had also filed a patent for a wearable computer back in 2011, lending further support to this claim. “The filing describes a smart watch with a dual-screened “flip-up display”, “tactile user interface” and onboard camera.”, says the report on FT.
It maybe that Google gives us some info about the device at the upcoming I/O event or it could even be that the product is just on paper for now. Nothing can be said for sure right now. But with Google behind many such products in the past, it really wouldn’t come as a surprise if the smartwatch really exists.