Google’s hardware division from now on, not only prep up smartphones, smart-home devices but also a new smartwatch is also under development. Infamous leaker Evan Blass points out that this new Pixel branded smartwatch will be introduced by the search giant at its hardware focus event which will be held this fall. A great stage for the first Pixel smartwatch to debut along with the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL.
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) May 10, 2018
Google’s wear OS is now also much more matured than the first or second generation builds that were running on earlier gen smartwatches. Moreover, Google, Qualcomm, and other hardware partners are working on this Pixel smartwatch for more than a year. However, there will be in total three Pixel smartwatches, carrying the following code names; Sardine, Triton and lastly the Ling.
Google's first smartwatches under the Pixel brand are code-named "Triton", "Ling" & "Sardine". Based on the upcoming Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform. There's hope for a big plus in battery life. Why that's the case + everything else on the whole topic here: https://t.co/w13cKrvFj1
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 10, 2018
Furthermore, the Pixel Smartwatches will be powered by Qualcomm’s new wear platform 3100, which is extremely power efficient. It is a Quad-Core chip based on a Cortex-A7 architecture which is paired with Adreno 304 GPU. Also, it is being reported that the smartwatch will have a coprocessor/DSP to give voice commands without waking it up or tapping on anything. Like Touchless Controls, that we have seen on the moto X series.
Lastly, with three models now in the pipeline, Google is flexing its hardware muscle to take on Apple, as the Cupertino’s giant’s smartwatch sales are skyrocketing every year. Google has successfully, blown away Apple in AI and with its smart speaker (Google Home) and now looks like the search giants next target is the Apple watch.