Google to rival Apple's iWatch
Everyone in the technology world is getting into a tizz about the idea of wearable technology and, with the rumour of an iWatch from Apple doing the rounds and Google's smartglasses being developed, it is not surprising that more items are being developed. Or if you prefer, all the technology companies are copying each other. The product we're likely to see first is the smartwatch, and it has been reported that Apple's iWatch is a few years away from hitting the shelves, which is giving Google and Samsung the opportunity to get in there first. A leak suggests that Google had a patent application approved for a smartwatch last year, and that it will come with a dual-screen "flip-up display" and a camera with the patent adding that it will have a "tactile user interface" (a touchscreen to everyone else). These are mere rumours though, unlike Samsung who confirmed that they will be making a smartwatch. Lee Young Hee,executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, said: "We've been preparing the watch product for so long. We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them." The technology is probably the easy part for these technology giants. The tricky bit will be making something that looks nice on your wrist. We'll just have to wait and see. It'll probably be a series of wooden watches, with cod Nordic cool with something that looks like an iPod mini plopped in the middle.