A major rumor that accompanied the Pixel 3 XL leaks was about Google’s first smartwatch i.e. the Pixelwatch. Well, Google has confirmed to Tom’s Guide that it won’t be launching its smartwatch anytime soon. For further assurance, Tom’s Guide reached out to Google and a PR representative again confirmed that the company won’t be releasing a watch of its own this year.
So if you were waiting for the Pixelwatch announcement at Google’s hardware launch event, you have to wait for one more year.
Why Google Won’t Announce The Pixelwatch?
Many reliable sources reported that Google is definitely working on a Pixelwatch. Well, the smartwatch that Google has planned might still be in the development and testing phase. Consequently, the smartwatch project has been delayed or canceled. Apart from that Google also stated that its main focus is on further improvement and development of Wear OS for its partners like Casio, Fossil, and Diesel.
Miles Barr, Google’s director of engineering for Wear OS, said Friday during an interview that Google has no plans to release a smartwatch this year.
“To think of a one-size-fits-all watch, I don’t think we’re there yet,” Barr said. “Our focus is on our partners for now.”
Wear OS: Future Developments And Improvements
Google stated that its present focus is on improving and developing Wear OS, these are the three new features that will enhance the Wear OS experience.
- Full-fledged Google Assistant will soon make its way to Wear OS. The Assistant will track your usage patterns and will adapt to your activity. It will also display curated information like plans, reminders, your keep lists etc. based on users preference.
- The next major update will drastically improve the battery life of devices running on Wear OS. Google is improvising the hardware and software optimization. The new software will efficiently utilize the hardware.
- Qualcomm may soon unveil a processor dedicated for smartwatches, this new processor will become standard among the future Wear OS watches. If Google gets powerful hardware it can develop features and apps that require additional resources.
Well, if you have made it so far do let us know what do you wear on daily basis a regular (digital/ analog) watch or a smartwatch.