Google is reportedly working on two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches. That’s a rumor that has been floating around since a report from Android Police was published this summer. Now, Evan Blass aka @evleaks has a time frame.
Blass said this week that Google’s new smartwatches will launch in the first quarter of next year. That means we can expect them sometime between January and March. The devices will reportedly run Android Wear 2.0, which still hasn’t left beta.
Why this matters:
Save for ASUS, most manufacturers have gone cold on Android Wear. LG, Motorola and Huawei, who were bullish on the platform earlier, still haven’t released new models. Google may help reignite the Android Wear market with its own devices, but they’ll need to stand out. We presume these will be “Made by Google” products that will exist along its Pixel smartphones. We’ll know more come next year.