Google to come up with new smartwatches

The new smartwatch is unlikely to be branded like Google-branded flagship phones such as Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL.

smartwatchThe internet search giant Google will launch two new smartwatches in early 2017. The new smartwatch will be the first with the next version of Android wear.

The branding of the new models will be by the company which is manufacturing it, Jeff Chang, the product manager of Android Wear at Google has been quoted by The Verge as saying.

This means the new smartwatch will not be branded like its Google-branded flagship phones such as Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL.

Although the company has collaborated with the manufacturer but it has yet to disclose its name.

Google will also release the upgrade for its recent models of the existing Android wear to the version 2.0 with the launch of the new devices.

In Android Wear 2.0, an app can work independently of a phone and users can complete more tasks on a watch, without access to an Android or iOS phone, according to software developers.

With Android Wear 2.0, a user can visit the Play Store on a watch and download a Wear app directly to the watch, it says.

According to Mashable, fifth and final developer preview of the 2.0 version will be released in January and expected to include support for both Google Assistant and Android Pay in it on supported devices.

The upcoming smartwatches will be available one in larger and another smaller size. While the larger one has been codenamed “Angelfish” smaller as “Swordfish”, it says citing a report by Android Police.

The smartwatch may come with round displays with crown buttons, it says.

The market is already having big players in the smartwatch segment like Apple, Samsung and others like Huawei, Sony , Garmin, Polar etc. Huawei runs on Android.  The news about the new smart watches by Google has already created a buzz.

Big Wire

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