Earlier this year Google revamped its Operating system for smartwatches and renamed it to Wear OS. Ever since this re-branding, Google was expected to launch its own smartwatch called Pixel Watch. Now Google has officially confirmed that Google will not launch a smartwatch this year.
Miles Barr, Google’s director of engineering for Wear OS, said Friday during an interview with Tom’s Guide 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.”
After the interview, Google’s PR representative confirmed that it will not launch a smartwatch this year. Our expectations about the Pixel Watch released increased when popular tipster Evan Blass tweeted about the same in May 2018. Evan has been one of the most accurate sources, so while Google is not launching a smartwatch this year, it was certainly in works.
We hope Google is still working on it and release the Pixel Watch next year. IFA 2018 is the biggest example of how Google is focusing on partners for the Wear OS. Popular watch brands like Casio, Diesel and more have launched their new smartwatches.
Apple is also expected to launch its next generation of smartwatch on 12th September 2018 called the Apple Watch Series 4. Apple Watch is the market leader when it comes to smartwatches and it is because of Apple is working on both the hardware and software and the watch works seamlessly with the iPhones.
With Pixel Smartwatch, Google is also expected to do the same. It will give them a better control over quality and a seamless experience between the Pixel smartphones and the watch. Let’s see what other smartwatch manufacturers can bring with the new Wear OS. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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