Google has installed Rick Osterloh, the former head of Motorola’s mobile division, as the new senior vice president of hardware. There’s a dedicated Made by Google site that shows off all the gear, further solidifying that hardware will be a major part of Google’s strategy going forward. Nearly every speaker at the event talked about how Google services and the company’s desire to build a “personal Google” for every user require a deep integration between hardware and software. The tenor of the gathering and the new shift by Google told us this wasn’t a one-off event.
Certainly, a Google smartwatch has been rumoured for a long long time now but until recently there weren’t many substantial evidences. According to Evan Blass, a reputable leakster, two new Google smartwatches are up for launch in Q1 2017.
The two smartwatches — first rumored in July this year — will launch running Android Wear 2.0 which was also supposed to be arriving this year but has been pushed back to Q1 of 2017. So here’s everything that we know so far, or at least think we know. Continue reading “Google Pixel watch : What we know”