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Google to make an Android-powered smartwatch

Google will rival Apple and Samsung with Android smartwatch

Motorola MotoACTV

Google is reportedly in the process of making its very own Android-powered smartwatch.

Smartwatches seem to be the talk of the tech world right now with both Apple and Samsung supposedly working on designs. Well now Google is getting in on the game too with an Android-powered smartwatch of its own.

Google is working on smartglasses called Google Glass which was developed by its X Lab but the smartwatch is being put together but its Android department. This hints that it's more of a market ready product than Project Glass.

In 2011, Google applied for patents for a 'smart watch' with a 'flip-up' dual-screen display and a 'tactile user interface'. Although Google didn’t bring such a product to market, it did launch the Motorola MotoACTV, an Android-powered smartwatch pictured above.

Big name smartwatches from Google and Apple are just rumoured at the moment with no indication of when they will arrive. Samsung has confirmed it's definitely making one and Sony has had a smartwatch for a while now so if you want one now you can take a look at that or start-up ventures like Pebble.

There're no details on what Google's smartwatch will possibly look like or what it might be able to do. In general smartwatches have small touch screen and connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth so you can receive notifications and connect to social networks, oh and tell you the time.

Although interest in smartwatches and wearable tech seems to be on the increase, we're not sure if anyone actual wants this kind of kit. Let us know your thoughts on smartwatches in the comments below. Would you buy one from Google to go with your Android smartphone?

Via: The Verge

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