Google, LG Joining Apple and Samsung in Smart Watch War?
With speculation rampant that Apple will soon release an iOS-powered smart watch already labeled iWatch across the tech blogosphere, other mobile tech giants are said to be interested in doing the same.
As we learned earlier this week, Samsung plans to market what will likely be an Android-powered smart watch at some point soon. “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” said Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business. “We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
On Friday, however, published reports indicated that Google is now working on a smart watch (The Financial Times
) and so is electronics titan LG (The Korea Times
). Apparently, both companies wish to avoid falling too far behind Apple and Samsung, should their respective smart watches reach the market first.
According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, wearable computing devices - like smart watches - may replace the iPhone and other industry leading smartphones within the next decade.
Sources: The Financial Times
, The Korea Times