Following Google’s release of the “Android Wear” SDK preview to help bring Android to wearable devices, Motorola has just announced that it will be bringing out an Android Wear smartwatch this summer. From the looks of it, the Moto 360 smartwatch will be a somewhat high-end watch that rely a lot on traditional watch design, at least as far as smartwatches go. Motorola isn’t announcing pricing or many details regarding specs, but it is saying that the Moto 360 will feature “premium materials” and arrive globally in several styles this summer.
We don’t know have many more details, but a new site for the Moto 360 shows that Motorola will have what appears to be an option between a steel or a rubber-like material for the watch strap. The company posted a video (above) that gives a glimpse at the making of the watch.
This morning, alongside the announcement of the new Android Wear SDK for wearables, Google also announced a number of partners working on projects including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brand Fossil Group. At least Fossil Group and LG, and now Motorola, have already announced plans to bring devices out later this year.