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LG, Google Collaborate on Android Wear Watch

Mar 18, 2014 4:59 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... LG Electronics is collaborating  with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear™, which extends the Android platform to wearables. LG expects to introduce the watch in the second quarter.

LG G Watch will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and will present information to users as they need it or whenever they speak "OK Google." lg watch

The electronics firm explained that the LG G Watch presents a low barrier to entry for developers, too. The watch represents  LG's fourth device that was developed in close collaboration with Google, following the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.

"The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, the president and CEO of LG Electronics. "With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we've set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world's first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We're confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm."

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome and apps at Google, said, "The potential in this space is exciting, which is why we're thrilled to work together with partners like LG to bring Android Wear devices to market."

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