Two new Android Wear smartwatches to launch by Q1 2017: Google

Android Wear

#Google has announced that there will be two new #AndroidWear 2.0 smartwatches launching within the first three months of 2017. The information was provided by Jeff Chang, who is the product manager of Android Wear at Google.

The company clarified that these wearables won’t carry Pixel branding on board as it will be produced by third-party manufacturers who have already been involved with Android Wear in the past. Google refused to divulge details on the manufacturers, though, but it’s safe to assume that LG will be one of them.

Manufacturers were revealed to be a bit hesitant a couple of months ago with regards to the prospects of Android Wear, but things seem to have changed since then. It is said that other manufacturers will reveal Android Wear 2.0 based smartwatches over the course of 2017, so we have that to look forward to as well. Android Wear 2.0 will bring support for Android Pay, which could be a game changer.

After the new hardware is unveiled, Google will start sending out the update to existing smartwatches. While the list hasn’t been confirmed yet, it seems like only the recent crop of wearables will be included.

Google says that its goal is to convince the market and customers that Android Wear or smartwatches are still in demand, which could be a driving force to take the sales forward.


Via: The Verge