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Google gears up for smartwatch war

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
Google's smartwatch expected
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
CNBC's Jon Fortt, Paul Sloan of CNET and Andrea Smith of Living in Digital Times discuss what the giant's wrist device might look like.

Google is gearing up to produce a smartwatch, and that could mean trouble for Samsung and smaller makers of the devices.

The watch is in late-stage development and just months away from production, according to one report.

The device would give Google the opportunity to add value to the smartwatch market, which has been focused on extending smartphones' functionality rather than replacing smartphones, according to experts.

Google's smartwatch is expected to integrate Google Now, a function similar to Apple's virtual assistant, Siri.

By CNBC's Althea Chang

  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

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