Google is expected to unveil its Pixel 3 smartphone at its October event this year. For the past couple of years, Google has conducted an event in October where it has launched new products, including its Pixel smartphones. Some new information has surfaced which suggests that the company will launch a Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside the Pixel 3 later this year in the fall.
The information comes from noted Twitter leakster @evleaks who has a solid track record with these things. He says that Google will be launching the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and second-generation Pixel Buds at its October event as well as a new Pixel-branded smartwatch.
This is the first we’re hearing about the possibility of Google launching a Pixel-branded smartwatch later this year but it’s certainly not surprising. Qualcomm, which makes the processor that powers all existing Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches right now, has already confirmed that it’s going to launch a new processor for Wear OS devices this fall and that its partners will put out new products around that time.
Launching an own-brand smartwatch will signal to the market that Google still has confidence in the Wear OS platform and that it’s willing to lead the way for other manufacturers who might also be thinking about launching Wear OS-powered smartwatches. We can expect to hear more about this device in the coming weeks and months.