A Google-branded smartwatch? Purchase of WIMM Labs raises questions as to Google’s next move

August 30, 2013
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 WIMM makes an Android-based software platform specifically for wearable tech like smartwatches. But, the company went dark last year, and there was some speculation that WIMM had been acquired by Apple to work on its rumored iWatch device. 

The purchase, which reportedly happened months ago, but has only now been uncovered, could mean Google plans to join rivals Apple and Samsung in offering a smartwatch. If so, the smartwatch would join Google's other "wearable tech" product, its Google Glass eyewear.

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