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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Google Reportedly Working on Its Own Android Smart Watch




The Financial Times is reporting that Google's Android unit is working on a smart watch. With Samsung confirming that it is working on a smart watch and rumors about Apple's "iWatch" continuing to circulate, it appears that the three companies are set to battle in a new mobile device segment.

The report unsurprisingly suggests that Google views the smart watch as a more mainstream wearable accessory than the Google Glass project that has garnered significant attention in recent months.
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While Glass is being created in its X Lab, home to experimental "moonshot" projects such as the self-driving car, Google's smart watch is being developed by its Android unit, according to a person briefed on the project, to act as an extension to the smartphones using that operating system. The project is separate from Samsung's efforts, the source said, although there is no indication of when it might launch.
Apple reportedly has 100 product designers working on an "iWatch", experimenting with curved glass and possible features such as biosensors. Apple's smart watch is also said to run a "full" version of iOS, which would make it easier for developer access. However, battery life is said to be the big challenge for Apple, with current prototypes needing to charge every two days, half of Apple's goal.

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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Ok who's next? Sony?

Nevermind, they have one already...

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Looks like everybody is jumping on the Smart Watch bandwagon
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Ahhh...the sound of every company jumping on a bandwagon.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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Is this a joke ?

Small market for a smart watch IMHO
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Ok who's next? Sony?
http://www.sonymobile.com/us/product...es/smartwatch/
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #7
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Watch and see which watch will be on everyone's watch list because everyone is watching for a watch that will replace their own watch.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #8
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Of course they are. And it will be released after Apple does lol
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #9
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I predict the gWatch will flop and they buy pebble for $300M
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:23 PM   #10
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Of course they are. So is HP, HTC, Lenovo, LG, and everybody else. Wonder how long it's going to take til we see those articles on here...
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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Battery life needs to be 7-10 days. 2-4 isn't enough. I will probably forget to charge it and I need more of a buffer.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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Apple will come out 1 year later: "Screw ya'll. We didn't make a watch, but smart contact lens instead"
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:28 PM   #13
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So is everyone and their brother.
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Once again

Google & Samsung's definition of innovation: COPY APPLE.

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I can't wait for Apple to say "We aren't and never have been working on a watch" and then watch as everyone else says "We are dropping the watch project".
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I can't wait for Apple to say "We aren't and never have been working on a watch" and then watch as everyone else says "We are dropping the watch project".
Exactly. That would be the most EPIC thing ever. Even better...announce a date and reveal something else but let them reveal their watches first.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:32 PM   #17
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But... Google Glasses?
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:33 PM   #18
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Is there no innovation in rumors anymore?

Why do Samsung rumors and Google rumors just copy Apple rumors? Can't they come up with rumors of their own? Do they make up a checklist of Apple rumor features to compare with so they can make their rumors even more like Apple rumors?
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Is there no innovation in rumors anymore?

Why do Samsung rumors and Google rumors just copy Apple rumors? Can't they come up with rumors of their own? Do they make up a checklist of Apple rumor features to compare with so they can make their rumors even more like Apple rumors?
Because only one of those companies listed innovates in hardware
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:37 PM   #21
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That's two "monkey see, monkey do"'s that I dished out this week. Who's next, Microsoft?
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:37 PM   #22
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Watch and see which watch will be on everyone's watch list because everyone is watching for a watch that will replace their own watch.
I'm going to be watching for more posts from you.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:37 PM   #23
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Battery life should not be an issue. If I have to charge my phone every night why wouldn't I charge my watch every night as well? My pebble gets 7 days of battery life but I charge it every night since I take it off in bed and plug it in right when I plug in my iPhone.

Believe it or not, it's easier to charge something every night than once a week, because you have a daily routine. If it was once a week, you would be charging it when it dies, which is never a fun thing.
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Smart Watches and Google Glasses are both non-starters IMHO.

The next markets for me are TV and automobiles.
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Smart Watches and Google Glasses are both non-starters IMHO.

The next markets for me are TV and automobiles.
Ya. I don't understand the glasses deal. Maybe google is laundering money ?
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