Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which is now called Alphabet Inc. is set to launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017 if rumors are to be believed.
Analysts have even been able to unearth the names of these new smartwatches as well. They are called Swordfish, and Angelfish. There have been rumors for months about these two new releases by Google.
Google in the Final Stages of Development
It has now been discovered that Google is presently in the final stages of preparations before launching these two new products. Incidentally, Google has confirmed already the second version of the smartwatch operating system. That was in May, this year. However, the company has so far not announced any confirmed plans of releasing their own wearable devices that will run the OS.
No further details about the Android Wear 2.0 were released at the I/O conference in May. The delay from Google could be because the company is reinventing their hardware division. Google has already announced the release of their Pixel smartphone and scrapping the Nexus line. So changes are certainly happening at the company.
Twitter Leaks About Google’s New Smartwatches
Evan Blass, who is a well-known Twitter leakster, tweeted recently that Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will be coming out with these two smartwatches within the first three months of the next year, reviving hopes for a lot of consumers. Even Blass is also known as “evleaks” through his Twitter name.
Incidentally, there was hype earlier this year, when in July it was said that Swordfish and Angelfish would come out soon. However, it was found that Google had delayed their release. In September, Google announced that they have pushed back the official launch date of Android Wear 2.0. The hype soon died down as a result.
This delay prompted other brands such as Motorola, Huawei, and LG that rely on Google’s smartwatch OS to postpone their own releases as well.
So this latest leak by Evan Blass certainly comes as a surprise.
It is now believed that the new smartwatch Swordfish will be entry-level wearable devices, and will not have GPS and LTE. Angelfish, which is larger, will have both GPS and LTE connectivity, and it will work without a Bluetooth connection.
The smartwatches may also be able to do many things without requiring to pair up with a smartphone.