Google Might Finally Make a Smartwatch

The company might try to reignite the nearly extinguished flame that is Android Wear.

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According to notoriously accurate leaker , Google could be introducing a new hardware category later this year along with its third-generation Pixel phones and the new-and-improved Pixel Buds—the Pixel smartwatch.

Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me -- with high confidence -- that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!

— Evan Blass (@evleaks)

A second source, the German tech blog WinFuture, backs up the leaker's claim that the smartwatches will "use Google's Wear OS, based on the new wearable platform from Qualcomm."

Android Wear has been around since 2014, used in smartwatches from makers ranging from to LG. However, none of those brands have been able to hold a candle to the Apple Watch in terms of sales. Apple Watch sales are Android Wear worldwide.

These new watches would be a refusal to surrender. Android Wear watches have gotten favorable reviews in the past, but the question still remains why somebody would buy an Android smartwatch? It looks like Google is trying to figure out the answer.


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