Google Is Reportedly Making Their Own Smartwatches

08/07/2016 9:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: Google Android Wear smart watches are displayed during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Few days ago a strong rift of news was flowing that Google is going to make their own phone. Now a new report has emerged that Google is working on their own smartwatches as well.

A report from Android Police claims that the search giants are working on two new smartwatches. Both the smartwatches will have a round display. The codenames for those watches are Swordfish and Angelfish respectively. Google has a tendency to give fish names to the projects under development.

Swordfish is the small variant with a 42 mm screen. The report says that it will have a Pebble round like design with hints of Apple watch. It won't have Google's quick interchangeable band mode. The watch would be pretty slim at 10.6 mm. It will be running Android wear 2.0 with Google assistant integration. But this model won't have any GPS or LTE capabilities. It might not even have a heart rate sensor.

Angelfish, on the other hand, is a bigger and premium version of both the 'Google Watches'. It will have a more premium design like Moto 360 with visible lugs and interchangeable bands. This variant will support LTE and GPS which would be great for runners and fitness enthusiasts.

It will have a premium finish called 'Titanium' and it will host a button on the right side of the watch. Angelfish will have a built-in heart rate sensor as well. The display will be slightly bigger than the standard 42 mm display at 43.5 mm. This watch will also run Android wear 2.0 with Google assistant built in.

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Google had announced Android wear in 2014. At that moment they partnered with 3 manufacturers to produce the watches. Samsung, LG, and Motorola had announced the watches at that time. Later on, other companies such as Huawei, Asus and Alcatel joined the race. Now it seems that the Google wants more control on the smartwatch software.

A few days ago there were also reports that Google will be releasing a non-Nexus phone this year. They have been talking to the mobile phone carriers in the US about the distribution. CEO Sundar Pichai had also said earlier that Google wants more control over the design process of the smartphone. He had also added that Nexus phones will receive more exclusive software features in the future.

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