Google will launch two new State-of-the-art smartwatches at the beginning of 2017, at which point the company will release the new operating system to Android 2.0 werables Wear.
According to product manager of Android Wear on Google, Jeff Chang, the smartwatches will be the next flagship products and the first with the new OS version. The Executive revealed the plans in an interview with The Verge website.
However, and perhaps contrary to some expectations, the smartwatches will not have the Google brand or Pixel-will be promoted with the tag that will manufacture the hardware. Chang told the website that Google is collaborating with the manufacturer, still unknown. Is the same model used in the past with smartphones Nexus, but given that the company opted for your own brand Pixel models, this decision is somewhat surprising.
Somehow, the smart watches have failed to your promise. Sales dropped in 2016 because the marks convinced users of the usefulness of these werables. The Apple Watch continues to lead the market, according to IDC consulting, but the volumes are lower than expected previously. On the other hand, the leader of the werables market, Fitbit, bought the intellectual property rights of the manufacturer of smartwatches Pebble, which signals a renewed interest in the segment.
Android 2.0 promises to Wear also bring many interesting news, with the potential to attract more consumers. Among the additions, the platform has independent applications that do not require connection to smartphone, Android store support Play and voice-controlled digital assistant, Google Assistant. The latest smartwatches may receive this update.
Chang also revealed that other manufacturers plan to launch more smart with Android 2.0 Wear watches over the next year. This should be visible in the electronics trade show CES in Las Vegas, which kicks off in early January.
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