Google ready to charge into smartwatch fray, Journal says

Google has a smartwatch and it could go into mass production within months, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Internet search giant is in talks with Asian manufacturers on the production of a potential smartwatch that would run Android and Google Now, the company’s voice-assistant feature that powers Google Glass, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous sources. The report also noted that it was working to reduce the power consumption of the device.

Google’s smartwatch would give the company a solid position in the burgeoning wearable technology business. The company already has carved out a notable position with its Google Glass initiative, and it could cement it with a smartwatch. Such a device would follow efforts by multiple companies, most recently Samsung Electronics and its Galaxy Gear.   More