According to rumours, Google is working on a smartwatch of its own that is likely going to be powered by Android Wear. At the I/O 2016, Google showcased the upcoming Android Wear 2.0. The OS will help make Google smartwatch a standalone device.
Unlike Apple, Google doesn’t have a smartwatch of its own yet.Last week there were reports that Google’s smartwatch is going to be launched soon. And then there were rumours of leaked images. Google is working on two smartwatches under the code names – Angelfish and Swordfish. The rumour is very likely true since Google is known for their tendency of using codenames after fishes. The devices will come with Google Assistant built-in.
According to Android Police, Google smartwatch are likely to debut after the launch of 2016 Nexus devices. Both watches are going to feature full circular displays. The large variant, codenamed Angelfish, is expected to support LTE, GPS and a heart-rate sensor. It’ll have a 43.5mm dial and will come matte dark finish “titanium” colour.
While the smaller variant is codenamed Swordfish, and will probably won’t have GPS and mobile data support. It’ll feature a single button centred on the right side of the watch. The Swordfish will obviously be smaller and thinner than the Angelfish with a 10.6 mm thickness and 42mm diameter.
The leaked images apparently show Google’s next-generation smartwatches as somewhat identical to LG’s Watch Urbane and Huawei’s Honor Band Z1. Although Google doesn’t have a smartwatch of its own. The Google Android Wear powers a number of smartwatches in the market like – Samsung Gear S2, LG Watch Urbane, Motorola Moto 360, etc.
According to some fresh rumours, Google is busy manufacturing its Nexus smartphone. However, it’s worth noting that HTC is expected to be the OEM partner for Nexus phones. And Google’s primary OEM partner Samsung has resorted to Tizen OS. Experts have reported that this year alone, smartwatch shipments will reach 7.4 million units. Google dominates the world of smartphone operating system. And perhaps now plans to take over the smartwatches watch too.