Forget “short” six-month smartphone upgrading cycles, LG could be eyeing a smartwatch sequel for its G Watch an insanely early two months after the first-gen’s release. The word allegedly comes from LG officials, as quoted by reputable Asian publication Korea Times, although the report contains enough ifs, buts and mays to make us highly doubt its credibility.
But if it’s coming, the G Watch 2 (tentative name) wants to go for Apple iWatch’s jugular, with “game-changing” potential. No idea where the wow factor lies, as the features so far rumored are much too vague and, let’s not beat it around the bush, humdrum to even outshine Motorola’s Moto 360.
Oh, an OLED screen, how innovative. And what about that “game-changing” Qualcomm processor? Also, “groundbreaking” voice recognition systems and, hold on to your hats, Android Wear support.
Irony aside, we all know what the G Watch 2 needs to shine, albeit there’s a good chance next month’s IFA will be bringing one other independent, SIM card-toting wearable piece to the table: Samsung’s long rumored Gear Solo.
If both LG and Samsung end up showcasing standalone Android smartwatches in Berlin in early September, it should all come down to which is cheaper and better-looking. Sounds like quite the race, and us tech consumers will win no matter what.
Via [Korea Times]