CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

24 March 2014

Kenya: LG and Google to Develop LG G Watch Compatible With Other Smartphones

LG and Google are working on an LG G watch running on Android platform and which will be compatible with a number of android smartphones.

The two firms say the device will present relevant information to users just when they need it or whenever they say "OK Google" to ask questions or get stuff done.

The device that is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of 2014 is expected to offer developers a low barrier chance to create for wearables on the device that LG says is currently in the initial stages of development to ensure it works well with the Android wear.

According to LG Electronics mobile communications Dr Jong-seok Park the partnership will be a chance for the manufacturer to showcase its design and engineering prowess.

"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. 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," said Park.

No additional details including hardware specifications were released with LG promising to release further details in the coming months

Apart from this device, LG and Google have collaborated in the creation of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.

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