Google allegedly working on its own Android Wear-powered smartwatches
Despite providing software prowess to Android smartwatches in Android Wear for about two years now, Google has not thought of doing a smart wearable hardware of its own yet. But that may be said to change, if a report from Android Police is anything to go by. According to AP, tech giant Google is working on two new smartwatches of its own. Scheduled to release sometime after the Nexus phones are launched later in the year, the smartwatches code named Swordfish and Angelfish are reported to support round dials.
Swordfish is alleged to be a 42 mm display smartwatch measuring just 10.6 mm thick. Scheduled to run Android Wear 2.0, the watch will not have any fitness innards but will feature Google assistant.
The more superior Angelfish will take a design lead from Moto 360 and will come with interchangeable bands. Angelfish will feature the same 42 mm display as the Swordfish and will measure 43.5 mm at the thickest point. Alleged to feature GPS and LTE support, the Angelfish will be more of a fitness tracking wearable. With Android Wear 2.0 at the helm the watch will have a heart rate sensor.
There are no further details on pricing or availability yet, and detailed mentioned above cannot be considered true. This is just a rumor update and the final products (if delivered) could feature the same or different features.