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  • Google Definitely Beating Apple to the Smartwatch Market


    Those waiting and watching for Apple's iWatch are going to end up watching Google beat Apple to the punch as the Internet search giant is now expected to enter the smartwatch market very, very soon.

    On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is almost ready to launch its smartwatch and will do so within months.

    As of this writing, we're told that Google is already in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the device.

    The new device, which will run on Android, will be integrated with Google Now, the company's intelligent personal assistant that can answer questions, make recommendations and predict what information users need based on what they are doing, a person familiar with the situation said.
    One of the reasons we haven't yet seen Google's smartwatch is because the company has been working overtime to craft the device in a way that would limit the smartwatch's power consumption so it "won't require frequent battery charges."

    Still no word, however, on the device's name, price, or anticipated launch date. All we know for certain is that it's coming.

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Definitely Beating Apple to the Smartwatch Market started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Has Apple even hinted at an iWatch? I hope an iWatch never comes out just to slap these rumors in the face!!!
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Isn't the new Samsung smart watch powered by Android?
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
      Isn't the new Samsung smart watch powered by Android?
      yes it is. the Google watch will be also.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Maybe this time Apple is setting back watching and when they release one it will put the others to shame
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      If Apple is working on an "iWatch” they'll continue to work on it until its perfected. These other companies pushing out watches won't affect Apples release date. I'm kind of excited to see what google has to offer with their watch.
    1. kemalmurt's Avatar
      kemalmurt -
      Apple = perfection
      Apple = quality
      Apple = everything that other brands aren't
      Need i say more..
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kemalmurt View Post
      Apple = perfection
      Apple = quality
      Apple = everything that other brands aren't
      Need i say more..
      No that's not true. iOS 7 is far from perfect. They have perfected the art of stealing jailbreak tweaks and ideas tho.
    1. kemalmurt's Avatar
      kemalmurt -
      3 operating systems for phone.
      A.) ios (any version)
      B.) android (any version)
      C.) windows

      My choice is ios, i have used all three and ios is way bether then the rest, so for me it is perfect.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
      Isn't the new Samsung smart watch powered by Android?
      Samsung Galaxy Gear has poor battery life, less-than-stellar performance, limited functionality, and a lack of compatibility with non-Samsung devices. Junk!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      If and when Apple brings such a device to market, I can only hope they realize that it shouldn't run a smartphone OS. Battery life is impacted more by that than anything else. Keep it simple, lite, and an accessory for the phone. It should not function as a standalone, in the absence if an iDevice/Mac, beyond the simple function of telling time.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      No that's not true. iOS 7 is far from perfect. They have perfected the art of stealing jailbreak tweaks and ideas tho.
      Agreed!
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      If and when Apple brings such a device to market, I can only hope they realize that it shouldn't run a smartphone OS. Battery life is impacted more by that than anything else. Keep it simple, lite, and an accessory for the phone. It should not function as a standalone, in the absence if an iDevice/Mac, beyond the simple function of telling time.
      Like the galaxy gear or pebble for iOS.

      Agreed..
      A lot..
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Maybe this time Apple is setting back watching and when they release one it will put the others to shame
      so if Samsung or some other company did that it would be called copying right?

      Quote Originally Posted by kemalmurt View Post
      Apple = perfection
      Apple = quality
      Apple = everything that other brands aren't
      Need i say more..
      unless you're talking about the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S and iOS 4 when it was released and iOS 7 which has been patched how many times now and still don't work right.