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The patent, filed on October 26th, 2011, details a “smart-watch with user interface features.”  It has been a long time rumor that Google will also be creating a smart-watch as a companion to Android phones/tablets.  With this second patent filed for a wearable computer on your wrist, and the countless rumors/leaks, it is extremely clear that Google will for sure bring the smart-watch to the market.

The patent details information about how the bezel would be used like Glass’s side touch-panel.  The touch sensitive side will be used to get around the interface.

Personally, I hope that Google’s smart watch works perfectly with Glass.  Specially, I am hoping that the watch will replace the smartphone.  As long as the watch can have 3G/4G radios in it, it would work perfectly with a modified version of vanilla Android.  Then once connected to Glass, it would be the device that tethers internet to Glass.  With the two devices I do not see the need for a phone since the watch will be able to view websites, show widgets, and play games while Glass can answer texts, emails, phone calls, and do searches.

Source | USPTO

Via | Droid-Life

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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