LG Electronics has filed for a series of trademarks in South Korea, where these trademark applications do indicate that at least a couple of them will target the wearable technology category, with a smartwatch being one of them.
GPad, G Watch, G Glass, G Link, G Band, and G Hub are among the names trademarked by LG, according to the Korean Intellectual Property Office.
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
While G Band is expected to be an activity monitor, G Hub might take a page from Samsung Hub by helping users find movies, music, apps, and other content all in one place, And G Link may offer a way to connect LG smartphones with LG TVs and other appliances.
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.
Trademark filings don’t necessarily mean that all these gadgets are in the works. But LG could be aiming to play catch up with Apple, Samsung, and others by trying to carve out a larger slice of the device market.