“Google Inc.’s smartwatch is in late-stage development and the company is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the device, people familiar with the matter said,” Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk report for The Wall Street Journal.
“The new device, which will run on Android, will be integrated with Google Now, the company’s intelligent personal assistant that can answer questions, make recommendations and predict what information users need based on what they are doing, a person familiar with the situation said,” Dou and Luk report. “Google has also been working to reduce power consumption on the smartwatch so it won’t require frequent battery charges, the person said.”
“The smartwatch will be able to communicate with other devices such as a smartphone, and draw information such as travel schedules from a user’s email through Google Now, the person said. The device could be ready for mass production within months, the person said,” Dou and Luk report. “Apple has also been developing its own wristwatch, according to people familiar with the matter. Chief Executive Tim Cook said in May that wearable computers will be a ‘key branch’ in technology.”
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