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Google’s Building a Smart Watch Too, Financial Times Says

by Todd Haselton | March 22, 2013March 22, 2013 7:00 am PST


Samsung recently revealed that it’s working on a smart watch, and that report surfaced shortly after several sources indicated that Apple was working on an iWatch. We’ve heard a few whispers that Google might be working on its own watch, too, and now a new report from the¬†Financial Times seems to solidify those claims.

The news outlet said Google’s Android team is building the smart watch, which means the device will likely run a version of its mobile operating system. We imagine, like Samsung’s device, that it will easily connect with Android tablets and smartphones to add a complementary experience. We hope there’s a team trying to build Google Search into the watch because, like Siri, it could allow users to respond to messages or search for weather or traffic with their voice, instead of having to pull out a phone.

The Verge¬†brings up a good point, however. Google acquired Motorola Mobility, which released its own smart watch called the Moto ACTV last year. The project could simply be a second version of that device. We expect we’ll hear more during Google I/O in May.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...