Google’s plans within the wearable area look like kicking into gear. Recent from apparently making a bid to purchase Fitbit, it appears to be like like a brand new chipset for Wear OS smartwatches could possibly be on the best way.
Proof of its existence come courtesy of supply code uploaded to a code discussion board by Qualcomm that makes reference to a ‘SDW3300 machine’. That appears to level to the brand new chipset being referred to as Snapdragon Wear 3300.
This could in fact be the follow-up to the Snapdragon 3100, which is at the moment powering a variety of Wear OS smartwatches. That features just about all of Fossil’s Gen 5 watches. It is honest to say although that we have not been falling over ourselves to reward the 3100.
We’ve not actually skilled that leap up in efficiency and improved battery effectivity we thought we might see on watches powered by the processor tech.
There’s hope, now, although. The 3300, based on these code references will likely be primarily based on the present Snapdragon 429 smartphone and pill processor, which bodes properly.
We first heard that Qualcomm was engaged on a brand new chipset for Wear smartwatches again in July this yr.
That preliminary report additionally prompt the brand new platform could be a stripped again model of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 429 cellular platform. It additionally pointed to 64-bit computing help to supply a vastly improved expertise total.
That is to not say that this may translate on to tremendous smartwatch efficiency. However it’s definitely a great indication that Google is aware of that Wear OS continues to be largely underperforming in contrast to what’s on supply from its rivals.
The earlier report prompt we should always count on to see the brand new Wear chipset in smartwatches in 2020. That in all probability makes a complete lot of sense contemplating there’s just some months left of 2019 and it could possibly be the right technique to kick begin Google’s smartwatch plans subsequent yr.
Through: XDA Builders