Google watch coming within months

Google logoThe Wall Street Journal reports that Google is nearing mass-production of an Android-based smartwatch. The device will be driven by Google Now, the predictive assistant that Google has been steadily improving and rolling out to additional platforms.

Google Now began as an evolution of Google's Search app. The service aggregates and analyzes any Google-facing data about the user, including Gmail accounts, Web usage, and search history. The user then sees notifications based on that data, including alerts for appointments, information about upcoming flights, or other snippets of data on topics of interest. The technology has been made available to iOS users, and it shows signs of being pushed to Google's Chrome browser. It is also an important component of Glass, Google's first wearable device.

Wearable computing has not yet proven itself as a technology, and the efforts produced so far haven't done much to engender support for the concept. Our own Ron Amadeo found the Galaxy Gear severely lacking in functionality, and more focused efforts, like the Pebble, have struggled with hardware and software support. If Google does indeed have plans to release a smartwatch, even in beta, a sensible target for release would be its annual I/O developer conference in the late spring.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, Google, smartwatch

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