Google patent filing hints at smartwatch

July 17, 2013 in Android, Google, Rumor Mill, Smartwatch News

Google smartwatch patent

There have been rumors of various tech companies coming up with their own smartwatches and Google is no different. A patent filing by Google showed a display that flips up and features augmented reality.

The filing surfaced in October 2012 and at that time, many did not think that the patent filing will become a reality given that Sony and Motorola were not very successful with their smartwatches. However, the large number of smartwatches being released this year might breathe some life back into this rumor.

In addition, news has surfaced that Google’s Android team is working on the smartwatch could mean that Google is getting closer to a release version.

Would you want an Android-powered smartwatch by Google?