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I have several interesting rumors that I feel relatively confident about but either don't have visual evidence or a second confirmation, so I'm going to keep them to G+.

I'll post roughly a rumor a day until I run out.

Disclaimer: As with all rumors, nothing is 100% until it's officially announced. None of this may end up being true, though I have a good level of confidence in the sources.

Rumor #2. Google will announce a Nexus watch, codenamed Gem, likely together with the KitKat announcement. The date I have, which, once again, is about a month old, is also October 31st.

Previous rumors:
Rumor #1http://andp.lc/1c99S2s
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Aren't you going to enlighten us about how you came to these conclusions?
 
They have to do something with wearable startup they acquired
 
October 31st - no longer to be remembered as Halloween... 
 
But, is it... outrageous? Truly, truly, outrageous?
 
All I'm wondering about the Nexus 5 this point is storage capacity. I'd say 16 GB is a given, but will they offer a 32 GB model? I can see them having only a 16 GB option for $350. If they offer a 32 GB model, it could be $400 or $450, but I think those are price points Google doesn't want to touch if it can avoid it.
 
All I'm wondering is if Verizon users draw the short straw again.
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I may be late to this realization, but... Kit Kat = candy/chocolate. October 31 = Halloween = candy/chocolate.
 
That would explain the reason for the bluetooth authenticator icon.
 
Im guessing better Bluetooth security when connecting Bluetooth devices such as Glass and Gem. It would generate a secure code everytime a Bluetooth device is connected.
 
+Brandon Lall Maybe, but it seems like it could just be an AOSP version of the Moto X's "Trusted Bluetooth Device" PIN bypass thing.
 
Sorry to go off-topic, but +Drew Hill, I still have the theme of Jem set as my girlfriend's ringtone!
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I'll bet said watch won't be $300 and that it will work will ALL devices.

Edit: All Android devices
 
+Antti Urpelainen Nice.  The 80s, such a wonderful, horrible time.

+Kenny O I'd bet it would work on all devices.  No idea, but even $300 wouldn't be bad if it had the right functionality.  I posted my idea on what a Nexus watch would need on reddit earlier.

"1) Tell time (duh)

2) Good battery (duh)

3) Hybrid display (mirasol?) that can handle telling time without turning but also light up in the dark. Auto lights up when dark enough and you move your hand towards your face.

4) Google Now built in

5) Notifications from phone (card ui)

6) Always listening or semi-always listening when you move your hand to your face

7) Sensors! Heartrate, pedometer, etc. (use gps from phone?)

8) ... ... Dick tracy video chat! (Ok this isn't at all needed because I could just use my phone, but it's cool).

9) Use internet from phone to keep battery usage (and space) low.

10) NFC? (Edit: Good way to bypass carriers for Google Wallet)

11) Wireless charging.

I don't think that is too much and it seems like the company Google bought had some of that stuff already (http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/16/2700771/wimm-labs-ces-2012-hands-on)
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Hope this one comes true. And doesn't look like plastic junk.
 
i haven't wore a watch in ten years.  I guess it's time for a come back.
 
A while ago the Wall Street Journal posted rumors of a Google smartwatch along with a Google game console. Any rumors about the latter? 
 
what shall we do with a smart watch~? I don't have that much msg or emails to check. Inspire me with some scenarios to use it in proper ways.
 
I think one excellent feature would be displaying the next direction during navigation on foot. Also I like the idea of having a vibrating device strapped to my wrist; no more "I missed your call because of baggy pants". Properly specced, a smartwatch could also be a personal fitness tracking system. Or music controls (the Qualcomm TOQ is cool on this ground; it comes with Bluetooth earbuds, and allows you to play music without touching your phone.)
 
Here's my question: what does Google get out of introducing a smart watch given the context of Google's profit models (mobile ads on phones and tablets, media sales and market research for Chromecast and Google TV, and gathering localized data with Glass)? The only explanation I can think of is that Google doesn't want the smart watch market to explode without a reference device to guide OEM's. This would avoid the situation that happened with Android tablets initially. OEM's were using 2.3, which forced Google to hack 3.0 together and rush it out the door.
 
+David Loring Agreed on all points (especially the vibrate lost in pants... not as fun as it sounds).  Google Now voice actions in the watch would be nice (song skipping/rating while driving?) and NFC Google Wallet purchases too.

It would remove the need to check your phone (active notifications or not) for anything unless you need to actually use it for a true purpose.
 
Sei não mas será apenas um item desnecessário! prefiro um Smartphone!
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Será muito útil principalmente para evitar estar tirando o smart do bolso a todo momento é ideal para checar de forma rápida emails, SMS,s , olhar a horas e checar notificações....
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It will be interested to see what they produce. I still don't see the point of a smart watch outside of sports activities. 
I am more interested in Sauron,

http://www.stuff.tv/android-44-kitkat/will-google-reveal-gem-and-sauron-smartwatch-and-nfc-ring-alongside-nexus-5/news

Not a lot of details but I could imagine it what they would call a ring type device that contains RFID chip that,  it would be far more practical to use Google Checkout if you have to do is wave your hand over a receiver in a shop, as well as for unlocking your phone,. 
 
I just want alternate wearing options, like a lanyard, or a transparent window pocket in my bra that works like s-view.
 
That's a great point, +Janis Froehlig . smartwatches will be at Bulky-Guy-Watch size for the first generation or two. Not so fitting for slim women's wrists (or, heck, my wrists.) Alternative housings, like a watch fob for your pocket or a necklace, would be a stopgap for that.
 
I would be much more interested in what dalvik changes are they bringing in KitKat. & Kernel 3.10 please.
Google, dude, you don't really need to one-up Samsung on their every move. Nexus & Note caters to different demographic.
 
i hope its designed well, and the main body of the watch can be detached i, so you can replace straps or clip it on a belt buckle. And I hope it comes not just in a squarish option, but circular. 
 
may be google will just release a smartwatch platform. But I do hope they definitely are thinking ahead in terms of sensors and IoT and release a development platform for that.
+Sundar Pichai 
 
Just searched for +Google Gem and found numerous articles all over the world quoting +Artem Russakovskii as fact for a new watch release. It is amazing when news agencies don't read an entire post on Google+. 
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