Google won’t be releasing its own smartwatch this year

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Google has confirmed to Tom’s Information that it has no plans to launch its own smartwatch this year. Earlier rumors had pointed to a probable launch of a so-called “Pixel Watch” and lots of had been anticipating it will be introduced alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel Three XL, and no matter else Google has deliberate for an anticipated October ninth {hardware} occasion.

In case you are nonetheless holding out hope for some purpose, Tom’s Information didn’t go away a lot room for doubt in Google’s plans, confirming the information with the corporate after interviewing one in all its executives:

Miles Barr, Google’s director of engineering for Put on OS, stated Friday throughout an interview that Google has no plans to launch a smartwatch this year.

“To think about a one-size-fits-all watch, I don’t suppose we’re there but,” Barr stated. “Our focus is on our companions for now.”

After the interview, Google confirmed that it’s going to not launch a smartwatch this year.

Again in Could, Evan Blass tweeted that Google would be releasing the watch. Blass is often dependable with leaks, so it’s doable that the watch had been deliberate and has been delayed or cancelled.

As a substitute, as Barr says, it seems like Google goes to place as a lot focus as doable on watches made by companions — the most important of which is Fossil Group. A number of smartwatches had been simply introduced a IFA this week, together with watches from Skagen, Casio, and Diesel. All of these are operating on an older Qualcomm processor, nonetheless.

Till this information, hopes had been excessive that Google was ramping as much as a giant smartwatch launch — it simply revamped Put on OS and Google Match, for instance. Qualcomm can be anticipated to unveil a brand new processor on September 10th that might enable Put on OS watches to interrupt out of the variations on a chunky circle we’ve been seeing for the previous couple of years. We won’t see a Pixel Watch this year, however maybe Qualcomm’s new announcement will result in newer, higher Put on OS watches within the close to future.

We’ve reached out to Google to see if it has any extra info so as to add and can replace this submit if we hear again.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/31/17807442/google-smartwatch-pixel-watch-wear-os-no-release

 

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