LG’s Android smartwatch announced and named

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Motorola might be looking at circles for its first smartwatch, but LG is sticking close to squares, with the G Watch being announced and prepped for later this year.

Hinted as one of the devices we’d likely be seeing in the Android Wear range, LG has this week confirmed that it is working with Google on one of the first officially authorised Google smartwatches.

The fourth Google connected project for LG after the Nexus 4, G Pad, and Nexus 5, the LG G Watch is being developed to bring what LG claims is a “low barrier to entry for developers” while still offering “the best Google experience for users.”

“The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering,” said LG’s Dr. Jong-seok Park.

“With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the foot-steps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.”

Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, though with a bit of nudging, LG did tell GadgetGuy the following:

“LG Australia is evaluating the opportunities for this exciting new product category. Once discussions with customers are finalised we will announce our local market plans for the G Watch.”

We guess we’ll have to stay tuned.