Google to Launch Its First Pixel Smartwatch Later This Year. The Google fall hardware event will fill to the brim with new gadgets. Aside from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, we can also expect to see second-gen Pixel Buds and according to serial leaker “Evan Blass” a Google-branded smartwatch.
Google to Launch Its First Pixel Smartwatch:
The rumored wearable will reportedly arrive under the Pixel umbrella. Blass said on Twitter that a reliable source provided the information with high confidence. The revamping of the Wear OS and the latest announcements from Qualcomm both suggest that this could happen.
The forthcoming version of Wear OS, based on Android P, will have greater autonomy, which up unto now was one of the system’s weak points. Apps will, for example, no longer be able to run in the background unless the watch is on the charger. Also, a new darker user interface is expected to be installed by default to improve readability and use less power.
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
Other than a Pixel-branded smartwatch, Google is also working on the third-generation Pixel smartphones as well as the second-generation Pixel buds. Last year, Google launched the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, Home Mini, and Clips camera at the dedicated hardware event.