South Korean company LG is expected to jump into the wearable smart devices business with their trademark application of several devices. Reports indicate that the company has filed for trademark at the Korean Intellectual Property Office for the names G Watch, G Glass, G Band, G PAD, and G Hub.
LG previously announced that the G branding will be their premium line, stripping away the Optimus name. This means that the recent filings are for upcoming premium devices. As for the description of the devices they are listed below.
- G Glass was filled in category of glasses and mobile phone
- G Watch was filled in a category of watch and mobile phone
- G Pad was filled in category of Tablets
Last March when news that Apple was reportedly working on the iWatch LG announced that they too were working on a smartwatch and a device similar to Google Glass.
While little information is known regarding these devices we can already picture out what they are. G Glass which is being filed under the glasses and mobile phone category will compete against Google Glass. G Watch which is filed under watch and mobile phone will be the company’s smartwatch product. As for the G Pad, it looks like it is going to be a premium tablet offering of the company. The G Hub could be an entertainment hub similar to the Samsung Hub while the G Band could be a fitness device.
It is possible that the company will be revealing more information regarding these devices at IFA 2013 which will be held in Berlin.
As the Android market becomes crowded with various industry players LG must diversify its products so as to compete effectively and regain market share. Their plans to introduce new devices might spark consumer’s interest in their products.
The filing of a trademark does not necessarily mean that a company will be coming up with a device of that name; lots of companies file trademarks all the time but don’t use them. It would be great though if LG pushes with these devices.