We first heard about the possibility of a Wear OS smartwatch made by Samsung a few months ago. Shortly after we passed along the report, the rumor was shut down by tipsters. However, the once rumor has come back into full circle after a trusted leaker reported that the watch is real and could launch later this year after all.
We’ve been hearing about the possibility of an LG smartwatch for a few months now. However, we are yet to see any images or leaked photos of the watch. LG might be keeping it a secret, but nobody can hide from the FCC. A few days ago, a mysterious LG watch made its way to the FCC, leaking some information with its certification documents.
A trusted source believes Samsung could be on to something nobody would have expected. Evan Blass reported on Twitter that some Samsung employees were caught wearing Wear OS powered Gear smartwatches. This is the first time we’ve heard of the possibility of a Samsung Gear smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS platform, though we’re not convinced just yet that it’ll happen.
Google I/O 2018 was held last week and shortly afterwards, the search giant released a second developer preview for Wear OS. The first preview of Android P for the wearable platform was outed for developers and manufacturers on April 1, and a whole list of smartwatches that received the Wear OS name following the transition from Android Wear were confirmed to get the update once made available publicly. We don’t know when that will happen, but a more stable preview build [Read More]
Qualcomm Senior Director of Wearables spoke with tech blog Wearable, confirming a new Snapdragon processor for smartwatches. The most recent chipset by the company is the Snapdragon 2100 which debuted a mere two years ago and continues to find its way in Wear OS smartwatches. Google is revamping Wear OS this year and Qualcomm will contribute to the effort with a new processor coming this fall to be used in future smartwatches.
On the heels of Google I/O 2018, word has come in regarding the possibility of a Pixel smartwatch by Google. Google is not ready to give up on its Wear OS platform, formerly Android Wear, and a smartwatch of their own might shine some light on it.
We heard about the next-gen Huawei Watch from the company’s CEO at MWC 2018, and a few other Wear OS smartwatches are expected out this year as well. But don’t get your hopes up for something brand new with the next Huawei Watch, at least according to Evan Blass who posted on Twitter.
A Wear OS smartwatch could be right around the corner having passed through the FCC earlier this week. This is usually one of the last stops a product takes in gaining its approval and certification for sale in US markets. Can you guess which company it’s from?