Google has left its mark on the consumer goods industry in recent years. While it started rocky * er, Google Glass * the tech giant quickly broke up with its line of smartphones, pixelbooks and Google Home products. When Google launches a Pixel 3 smartphone this year, it is back in the wearables market with its first ever smartwatch, the Pixel Watch. Here you will find everything you need to know.
Google has just announced a revision of the Wear OS app policies that run on devices like Pixel Watch to improve the overall quality of the apps while looking at the wearable ecosystem Art Start prepared. The policy, released on August 1
The new policy addresses two common issues that Google has seen in OS apps: weak support for different shapes and missing screenshots detailing the look of an app Some of the best wearing OS watches are, after all, weird shapes. Here's how Google puts it:
- Support for different screen types – Google's Wear OS is available on both round and square screens, and some round devices also have a chin. Developers are advised to test on all screen types. If a physical device is not available, please use the "Wear OS by Google" emulator.
- Wear OS from the Google App screenshot – To pass the rating, the app must contain at least one screenshot of the Wear OS app. To keep the pre-release version of Wear apps private, the Google Play Store will only display the Wear screenshots when the Wear app is in production or being tested.
The policy becomes mandatory on October 1, 2018 Be the date the Pixel Clock starts?
Since we're still a few months away from a possible Pixel Watch announcement, details about the rumored smartwatch are sparse. However, we expect the Pixel Watch to be delivered with flagship-grade hardware.
Similar to premium smartwatches, we expect both Wi-Fi and LTE versions of Pixel Watch; The German website WinFuture reports that the Pixel Watch is currently being developed as three different models with the code names "Ling", "Triton" and "Sardine". If that's true, it's also possible that the Pixel Watch comes with size variations Good. The same report also states that the Pixel Watch comes with at least 1GB of RAM, though it is not sure if that would apply to any model.
It is very likely that the Pixel Watch will pack the hottest new wearables chipset The new processor will reportedly be smaller, more efficient and more powerful than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 2100.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of the rumored pixels Watch their operating system. The Pixel Watch will most likely have a standard version of Wear OS or a special-feature version just for the Pixel Clock – much like Google's Android brand for the Pixel phones. Since the smartwatch will be Google's own hardware, it should receive periodic software updates and support for at least a few years
While rumors about Pixel Watch's features are not yet widespread, Google Assistant, Google Assistant, is expecting and a touch of Google Assistant. Google has focused heavily on Assistant over the past year, improving it greatly and packing it into more products. It would be fair to assume that Google's Voice Assistant will be a big part of the intended use of Pixel Watch.
Release and Availability
It may take a while to actually see the Pixel Watch. Since Google will almost certainly wait for Qualcomm to release its latest wearables chipset before announcing Pixel Watch, we will probably not see it until the end of the year.
Right now, we believe the Pixel Watch is being announced alongside this year's harvest of new Pixel smartphones. While a specific release date is not mentioned, industry analyst Canalys has considered the possibility of a pixel clock in his second quarter 2018 wearables report, and highlighted such a watch as a serious competitor to the Apple Watch. Last year, Google announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at the end of October, so we expect a similar announcement date for this year.
Google will likely sell Pixel Watch in terms of availability on its own website as well as in large retail stores. If Google creates an LTE version of the Pixel Clock, it may be exclusive throughout the holiday season.
In addition to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-generation pixel buds, there is a reliable source – with great confidence that Google's Fall Hardware Event will also introduce a pixel brand. Have a nice summer!
– Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
It's hard to guess what Pixel Watch will look like. There are no images or schematics of the device leaked, so that everything we list is almost a guess.
We expect Pixel Watch to be smaller than many other smartwatches on the market. Since it's likely to be a smaller, yet-to-be released processor, Google will probably be able to save a few millimeters of overall case width.
On the other hand Google should pack features in the clock. According to a report from WinFuture, the Pixel Watch will include a heart rate monitor, Bluetooth support and other premium features.
Google still needs to confirm that it even created a smartwatch, so we still need to get confirmation on the name. Famed Leaker Evan Blass and other tippers have referred to the upcoming device as Pixel Watch, and this name seems to be on the mark. For now, that's good enough for us.