Google will bring Android Wear 2.0 operating system next year and to support the software they will launch two new flagship smartwatches.
The information was revealed by Google’s top executive Chang during an interview with the Verge. He confirmed that they are well aware of the situation with smart wearables and are planning expand the hardware scenario by association with top manufacturers.
“We are not running a sprint here but rather a marathon. The category of product, smartwatches has a strong position in the market and they will stay,” said a confident Chang. People primarily lost interest because be it the Apple watch or Google’s Android Wear, they lacked versatility and were expensive cosmetic pieces than actual hardware to make use of.
New flagship smartwatches promoted by Google and made by a reputed manufacturer could change the game. The devices are expected to sport LTE support, GPS and heart rate monitor. This should make them more than a display and do a lot of functions just like any other smartphone. The second, cheaper device will have either LTE or GPS with a smaller screen.
The company didn’t confirm the manufacturer with whom they are working with. It could be Motorola as Google already shared a successful stint with them and owned the company earlier. Samsung has altogether given up while Apple is merely floating in this syncing ship.
Within months, we will know if Android wear 2.0 and the two new flagship watches could give a new lease of life to the wearable tech. We expect them to be announced during the Consumer Electronics 2017 show scheduled to take place in January next year.