Specs leaked for LG-made Google Nexus smartwatch

Smartwatches seem to be all the rage these days, despite the fact that not many people are buying them. Maybe that will change in the future, though, especially since more and more smartphone makers are turning their attention to this nascent product category. These companies are, of course, desperately looking for the next growth area to keep profits coming even after smartphones themselves become commodities and the smartphone market becomes oversaturated.

We’ve seen a few interesting offerings so far in the smartwatch space, from Samsung, Sony, Pebble, and a few others, but no one product has so far become a bestseller. Google and LG could help change that, as apparently they’re working on their own smartwatch, possibly one to bear the Nexus brand. Google has tapped LG’s expertise for making the last two Nexus smartphones, so it looks like these companies are getting along very well.

The first batch of specs for this Nexus smartwatch have been leaked today by @evleaks, and while the source means they’re probably true, keep in mind that things can change before this device lands in stores. The Nexus smartwatch is said to have a 1.65-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 280×280 resolution, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage space. The processor used is yet to be selected, apparently.

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There’s no mention of when we should expect the LG Nexus smartwatch to be out, but we’re assuming a tentative release date could be inside 2014. Perhaps it may be unveiled alongside the next Nexus smartphone in late fall.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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