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Nexus smartwatch to have 1.65″ screen, more specs revealed

The MWC this year made it clear that wearables are the new hotness and Sundar Pichai, Android’s head, was talking about a new wearables API. So, of course, rumors of a Nexus smartwatch are running amok.

All fingers are pointing to LG as the manufacturer and popular rumor source @evleaks has dug up more details.

Google’s smartwatch will reportedly have a 1.65″ square screen of 280 x 280 pixel resolution. That’s just about the same size as the Samsung Gear 2 though with a bit less resolution. It will be a classic IPS LCD rather than an AMOLED or e-ink / e-paper.

Processing power is not entirely clear, but with 512MB RAM the Nexus smartwatch should be able to run full-blown Android 4.4 KitKat and Google’s wearables API could be even more thrifty with RAM usage.

There will be 4GB of built-in storage, which suggests the watch will have some autonomy though it may be reliant on Wi-Fi when there’s no smartphone to tether to, similar to Google Glass. According to the Wall Street Journal, mass manufacturing of the smartwatch will start this year.

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