Google Gem Nexus smartwatch launching October 31?

Google Gem Nexus smartwatch launching October 31?Google is no stranger to "wearable tech", what with Google Glass, the augmented reality thingy what goes on your head.

But the fun and games won’t stop there, according to sources, with Google tipped to launch a Gem Nexus smartwatch on Halloween.

That’s the story over on 9to5google, and while “details are slim”, we’re told to expect an emphasis on Google Now functionality, with the tiles and the traffic and the weather and what have you.

The Google Gem Nexus smartwatch launch will presumably go down alongside that of the Google Nexus 5, Asus-built Google Nexus 10, and KitKat Android 4.4.

The 9to5google source reckons the launch will happen “sooner rather than later”, though we’ve previously been told October 31.

Earlier in the month, Android Police guy Artem Russakovskii wrote on Google+: “Google will announce a Nexus watch, codenamed Gem, likely together with the KitKat announcement. The date I have, which, once again, is about a month old, is also October 31st.”

Samsung recently announced its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, essentially a “companion” device for the new Note range. Meanwhile, Apple is said to be busy beavering away on the iWatch, though it doesn’t appear to be in any rush to get the thing on shelves, perhaps preferring to learn from the mistakes of others.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 17:06

I somehow doubt Google will launch a watch with a full Kitkat version... More like something based on it.

Stelph  Oct. 15, 2013 at 17:11

Funnily enough I would guess that the Google Glass branch of Andoid would probably be the best fit for a smartwatch, especially if they add a camera in a similar fashion to the Samsung one.

Not that I think thats a good idea tho, seems a little creepy

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 17:23

Funnily enough I would guess that the Google Glass branch of Andoid would probably be the best fit for a smartwatch, especially if they add a camera in a similar fashion to the Samsung one.

Not that I think thats a good idea tho, seems a little creepy


"creepy"? Google?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/30/article-2406124-1B8842E6000005DC-910_308x185.jpg

http://www.geekalerts.com/u/Minecraft-Marshmallow-Creeps.jpg

lcurdie / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 17:53

Isabelle Olsson being the obvious exception. I'd let her Google my Glass any day. Er, whatever that means.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 18:20

Isabelle Olsson being the obvious exception. I'd let her Google my Glass any day. Er, whatever that means. Anyone willing to share a continent with Brin creeps me out :p

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 18:26

[quoteI'd let her Google my Glass any day.][/quote]
How LONG were you waiting for an opportunity to write that? :p

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