Google will launch two flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of next year. This news is confirmed by Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google. Google Confirms to Launch Two Smartwatches in 2017. Chang disclosed that the new watches will be the flagship Android Wear 2.0 devices.
The new smartwatches were in rumors before but Google confirmed the upcoming launch yesterday and convinced users that wearable smartwatches are still in demand.
Google Confirms to Launch Two Smartwatches in 2017
These smart watches will not have Google branding, in fact it will be branded by the company that is working to manufacture them. Chang told that Google collaborated with the manufacturer but he refused to mention name. He told that this brand has previously produced Android Wear devices on the hardware design and software integration for the watches.
The existing Android Wear watches will get the update to Android Wear 2.0. But the new platform has a number of new features, including standalone apps that don’t require a phone to work and support for Android Pay. It will also have a support for Google’s voice-controlled Assistant, which has already launched on the Pixel smartphones and Home speaker.
Android Wear 2.0 will include several features users have been asking for and some they have not. There will also be more powerful standalone apps and a keyboard. According to Chang some new devices may be announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas in early January. Lets hope for the best and wait for year 2017.
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