Earlier this year we caught wind of the rumors that Google could have their own brand of smartwatches in the works codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish. Given that the Pixel phones were codenamed Marlin and Sailfish, we guess there appears to be some kind of sealife-theme that Google is going for.
Now according to a post by Evan Blass, he has revealed that Google’s own brand of smartwatches will be launched in Q1 2017 with Android Wear 2.0 in tow. Last we heard, quite a few of the major Android Wear players had no plans to release new smartwatches this year, so it is possible that Google’s efforts could be the newest hardware we’ll be seeing in a while.
In terms of specs, we’re not sure what we can expect. From the previous report, not much details were revealed save for the fact that the Angelfish watch will be a more sporty-looking watch, and Swordfish will be a smaller version. There is also rumored features such as GPS and LTE, but other than that we have no idea what kind of hardware it is packing under the hood.
Also we have to wonder if these new smartwatches will receive the same Pixel branding as Google’s recent Pixel smartphones, tablets, and Chrome OS laptops, but we guess we’ll just have to wait until 2017 to find out.
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