LG to launch G Watch with Android Wear

The smartwatch's details are slim at the moment, but Engadget claims that it will work with voice commands and come to market next quarter.

A look at Android Wear.
A look at Android Wear. Google

LG is getting in on the Android Wear game.

The company has built a smartwatch in partnership with Google that it will call the G Watch, LG confirmed on Tuesday. The G Watch runs Google's modified wearables platform, Android Wear.

Engadget earlier reported the news.

LG didn't provide any details on the device, but an image in the Engadget report shows the device with flight times. The G Watch will work with voice commands and will come to market sometime in the second quarter, LG said.

Google on Tuesday announced Android Wear. The platform is a modified version of Android designed specifically for wearable devices. Google will first focus on smartwatches, but expects Android Wear to work on other devices. Google also announced on Tuesday that LG will be one of its partners on Android Wear.

CNET previously reported that Google was planning to launch a smartwatch-focused operating system this month. CNET also noted in that report that LG would show off a smartwatch -- presumably the G Watch -- at Google's I/O developer conference.

Update at 10:27 a.m. PT with confirmation from LG.

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