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LG is readying the G Watch 2

The LG G Watch has barely been on the market for a month, yet the South Korean devices manufacturer is already looking to unveil its successor.
 
An LG official speaking with The Korea Times indicated that the G Watch 2 would be unveiled at IFA 2014, which will be held in Berlin, Germany. “LG Electronics [is] working on a September release for the new smartwatch alongside Google's wearable platform,” the company official said.
 
Not much is known about the device other than the fact that it will continue to use the Android Wear operating system and that it will feature a new OLED display.
 
LG is hoping to leverage the success it’s found with the G3 flagship smartphone to become a ”serious game changer" in the wearable devices market. Although, one must wonder why LG didn’t just do that the first time around with the original G Watch.

 LG G Watch
 
The G Watch was first introduced at Google I/O earlier this year and features a 1.65” display (280x280), Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 4GB of internal storage. It was reported late last month that LG had to issue a firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to address galvanic corrosion on the charging pins. Some G Watch users even experienced minor burns on their skin due to the issue.
 
Early reports have suggested that the G Watch was rushed to market in order to make an appearance at Google I/O and to get a head start on expected offerings from Apple and Microsoft. Hopefully, the G Watch 2 will show a little more attention to detail, as reviews for the device have been decidedly “meh,” and it will have to go up against some stiff competition from other Android Wear devices like the much ballyhooed Moto 360.

Source: The Korea Times





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