Google smartwatch specs detailed in latest leak

Smartwatches have been dotting the mobile device landscape for a while now, slowly adding functionality, refining designs, and becoming more and more tempting to pick up alongside your next smartphone. This year we could finally see some of the companies behind our favorite platforms start releasing smartwatches of their own, and rumors have been giving a hard look at Apple and Google in particular. Last we heard, Google was likely to tap LG for production of its smartwatch, with the aim of introducing the wearable at Google I/O in late June. Today, we hear a little bit about what we might expect from the watch’s hardware.

The picture these specs paint is one of a relatively high-end device, if not quite up to the level of the Galaxy Gear/Gear 2. Specifically, the Google watch is rumored to have a 1.65-inch 280 x 280 LCD, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. Right there – screen size, storage, and memory – all in line with the Galaxy Gear. The only place these Google rumors fall a little short is with display resolution, compared to the higher density 320 x 320 panel on Samsung’s efforts.

What we don’t hear anything about are things like processor, battery capacity, and the possibility of getting a camera. There’s also the big question of what sort of software the watch might run; we imagine we’d see Google squeeze Android on there, especially since Google went with it for Glass, but there’s almost certain to be some significant UI changes to help accommodate the new form factor.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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