Google Inc (GOOG) Rumored To Be Launching A Smartwatch Called Gem This Month

Posted Oct 15, 2013

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rumored to be launching several devices and software later this month.  This includes the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, fifth generation Nexus smartphone, and a smart-watch device.  The smart-watch is believed to have Google Now functionality.  This means you would be able to ask the watch a question and receive the answer on your smart-phone.

“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,” stated Artem Russakovskii of Android Police.

Evidence that suggests the search engine giant is working on a smart-watch product is that Google acquired WIMM Labs last year.  WIMM Labs is an Android based smart-watch SDK developer.  WIMM Labs still runs a smart-watch app store.