LG smartwatches sporting Android Wear 2.0 leaked ahead of 9 Feb revealBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 January 2017 | Categories: news
It has been a bit quiet from Google's end when it comes to Android Wear 2.0. Perhaps then, it's rather fortuitous that VentureBeat, and in particular Evan Blass, have lifted the lid on a pair of LG smartwatches believed to be sporting the new wearable operating system.
Currently thought to be named the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the smartwatches are expected for an official unveiling during an event slated for 9 February. The website is told that LG will sell two smartwatches a day after they debut in the US, and rollout in other regions over the next month. Furthermore, they are said to be a heavy feature at LG's booth for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
As far as the smartwatches goes, VentureBeat reports that the Watch Sport and Watch Style will feature a 14.2 mm and 10.8 mm body respectively. Both will be constructed from aluminium and sport plastic OLED displays up front. Other specifications are said to include 4 GB onboard storage for both models, but 768 MB RAM for the Watch Sport and 512 MB RAM for the watch Style.
On the operating system side of things, Android Wear 2.0 may feature Google Assistant at its core, working in a similar fashion to the version found on the Google Pixel. Added to this will be 3G and LTE connectivity for calls and NFC for Android Pay functionality.
LG has not confirmed anything at this stage, but we should have a clearer idea on 9 February.
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