So we have heard the rumors that Google could be building a smartwatch of their own, although it seems like Google will be taking the Nexus route by outsourcing the manufacturing to another company, and if the rumors are to be believed, LG has been pegged as the manufacturer of Google’s smartwatch. According to the reports, Google and LG have teamed up to produce the company’s first smartwatch.
Google and LG are about to jump into the smartwatch game together. Google is set to unveil plans for its smartwatch-centric operating system in March, likely in a blog post, according to a person familiar with its plans. The actual smartwatch itself will make its debut at its Google I/O conference in June, the person said. With its smartwatch, Google will employ a Nexus-like model in which it designs the software and controls virtually every aspect of the launch, leaving the hardware details to a partner who takes a backseat in terms of visibility. In this case, LG is the manufacturing partner, following up on two successful partnerships with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphone.