Google will not only be announcing the third Pixel and Pixel XL this Fall. According to the gadget leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), Google will also be unveiling the second Pixel Buds, as well as Pixel smartwatch. Well, that kind of makes sense! Since the search engine giant already have Pixel laptop, tablet, phones and so, a Pixel-branded watch sounds like a no brainer. Honestly, I don’t how the hell that dude get so many leaks, but every these leaks turned out to be spot on.
If what Blass said turns out to be true, then Google’s hardware will finally be completed. So what makes this rumor plausible? One of the hint that Google Pixel Watch could be a reality is the recent announcement on the update of Android Wear, which is now simply called Wear OS. Backing Blass claims is a May report by German tech site WinFuture.de. The site reported that there are three Pixel watches int he work codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine.
Those are some weird codenames that tells nothing at all, but according to our source, it could mean that different sizes watch and/or the possibility of cellular and non-cellular models. WinFuture.de also said that Google’s first smartwatch will have built-in GPS and LTE support and there may be heart-rate trackers, as well as the “ability to track stress levels.”
Other hints were from an interview of Qualcomm’s senior director of wearables with Wareable. In the interview, Pankaj Kedia said a new chipset specifically tailored for Wear OS will be revealed this fall, “alongside a lead smartwatch.” That might hint that Google is coming with its own smartwatch. Why? Because, Google is a giant and Apple, the other giant, is never in Qualcomm’s picture. Going back to WinFuture.de’s report, it seems to corroborate with the bits of info revealed by Kedia.
So, what do you think? Will Google be dishing out its very own smartwatch this October when it debuts the new Pixel phones? Personally, I think it might. It just feel like it is a natural progression now that the search giant has somewhat solidified its Pixel lineup.
Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
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