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Could LG be behind Google’s new smartwatches?

A recent certificate issued by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States appears to show that LG is getting ready to launch a new Android Wear smartwatch. The discovery of the certificate coincides with development of Android Wear 2.0, which is nearing completion.

It is no secret that Google will be involved in the release of at least two smartwatches in 2017. The search engine giant is bidding to revive its Android Wear platform, and as a result is taking an active interest in hardware development.

During a recent interview, Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang spoke of two new devices for 2017. Chang said that these products will not be Pixel smartwatches, but will instead carry the branding of a manufacturer.

Chang revealed that the company behind the smartwatches has previously released Android Wear products. Given the current position of other manufacturers as far as wearables are concerned, LG was always one of the leading contenders to be behind the new devices.

Unsurprisingly, no significant information is revealed about the new LG watch in the FCC filing. But given the timing, there is a very real possibility that it could emerge as one of the first Android Wear 2.0 products.