London: Internet search giant Google’s Android team is reportedly working on a smart watch that would compete with Apple’s iWatch.
The reported Google device is separate from the Samsung smartwatch, which the Korean firm this week confirmed that it is working on.
A Google smartwatch has not been confirmed, but is working on has not been confirmed, but came via an insider briefing to the FT.
According to the Telegraph, the leak would, however, seem to be confirmed by the fact that last year Google had a patent application approved for a “smart watch” with dual-screen “flip-up display”, and a camera.
The patent filing also mentioned a “tactile user interface”, or touchscreen.
The paper pointed out that the challenge facing smartwatch designers is miniaturisation.
The major task is to fit all technologies, screens, processors, GPS, mobile software, Bluetooth wireless networking, into something small enough to look stylish on a wrist.
First Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:54