Google said to have purchased smartwatch maker WIMM Labs [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Google's name has popped up as one of the many manufacturers rumored to be working on a smartwatch a couple of times already, but today some new details on the company's wristwear efforts have surfaced. According to a report from GigaOM, Google acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs last year in order to bolster its own watch-building team.
Details on the acquisition are light, but today's report notes that WIMM Labs announced last year that it had "entered into an exclusive, confidential relationship" in the summer of 2012 that was focused on its technology and resulted in it ending sales of its Developer Preview Kit smartwatch. It's said that a "significant" portion of WIMM's team is currently hard at work with Google's own Android group.