The LG G Watch is all the hype this afternoon, with leaked specs and a rumored appearance at Google IO. Google has also announced yet another announcement.
We have seen the LG G Watch many times, but so far we have gotten no details on the actual specs. The mystery ends this morning, as a new leaked spec sheet shows up. We get a pretty good list, giving us a good idea of how the device will be.
We are looking at a 1.65-inch screen with 280x280p resolution, 4 GB of internal storage and a 400 mAh battery. Its dimensions are 37.9×46.5 x9.95mm and it is said to weigh 61 grams.
Opinion: There is one section that strikes me as odd, hence I left it out of the specs above. The spec sheet also states the device will have 4 GB of RAM, which simply seems unreasonable for a smartwatch.
Google IO is approaching and one of the biggest questions for attendees is: what freebies will we get this year? Google always gives away the newest devices for developers to test and work with. We were expecting the LG G Watch to make a strong appearance at Google IO, most likely being one of the giveaways, but now we hace some confirmation.
“Sources familiar with the matter” say the LG G Watch will be given away at this year’s Google developer conference! The Moto 360 is also said to be shown off, as well as another manufacturer’s Android Wear device. We don’t know which manufacturer it could be, but it’s assumed it could be ASUS.
Opinion: I must say the LG G Watch is looking like a great device, now that I have seen how huge the Moto 360 is. I will certainly be looking forward to seeing more on this bad boy.
Recent rumors of Google trying to acquire SkyBox had us wondering what Google was up to. Google has taken this matter public and now we know Skybox will be acquired by the Search Giant for $500 million cash. This is not as much as expected – rumors said the purchase would go for a billion.
The plan is to use Skybox’s satellites to keep Google Maps fresh and clean, with up-to-date imagery. There’s also hopes that Skybox can help Google enter the internet access and disaster relief worlds.
Opinion: It was assumed this transaction had to do something with Google Maps. Google Maps is already amazing, we can’t even imagine how much this acquisition will help.