Google’s Pixel Watch will not be going to launch in 2018

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Do not forget that Pixel Watch that was rumored to be touchdown this yr? Nicely, it sounds prefer it’s in all probability not going to occur.

That is based mostly on feedback made by a Google government in an interview with Tom’s Information. Miles Barr, who’s director of engineering for Wear OS informed the location, “To think about a one-size-fits-all watch, I don’t assume we’re there but.”

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The Pixel smartwatch no-show was firmed up by a response from a PR consultant that stated Google has no plans to launch a smartwatch this yr.

Barr added that it was specializing in its companions for now, and on the very least would not seem to thoroughly rule out the potential for one occurring sooner or later. It clearly simply will not be dropping in 2018.

There had been a number of studies {that a} hero smartwatch for Wear OS was on its approach with a dependable supply within the form of Evan Blass, He was the primary to disclose that Google deliberate to launch a Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside new Pixel-branded merchandise on the finish of the yr, prone to be its rumored 9 October {hardware} occasion.

But it surely appears like Google will depend on its {hardware} companions to drive its smartwatch platform ahead. On the IFA tech expo in Berlin, Casio unveiled a brand new Professional Trek Wear smartwatch whereas the Fossil Group had new Skagen, Diesel and Fossil fourth era Wear smartwatches to point out off too. We’re nonetheless ready (and hoping) LG and Huawei have new smartwatches to point out off earlier than the yr is out.

Google has in current weeks targeted on refining Wear OS redesigning the UI and giving Google Match a a lot wanted reboot. Qualcomm can be set to unveil its subsequent era smartwatch chip on 10 September. So there’s rather a lot on the software program and efficiency entrance that’s occurring to make Wear higher.

The query is, has the Pixel Watch been delayed or cancelled altogether? Hopefully it is the previous as we might nonetheless be eager to see one. It is simply what the platform must problem what the Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung are providing on this area.

We have reached out to Google for remark that it’s going to not be launching a smartwatch. We’ll replace this text when we now have a response.


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