Google is highly tipped to release Android Wear 2.0 Angelfish and Swordfish by early 2017
According to renown leaker, Evan Blass, Alphabet Inc. is set to welcome two new Android smartwatches in its wearable lineup. According to Mr. Blass, the search giant may announce two new smartwatches within three months of 2017. These smartwatches are expected to be powered by the latest Android Wear operating system (OS).
Previously, rumors said that Google may roll out two new smartwatch models, codenamed Swordfish and Angelfish. However, the tech giant’s decision to delay Android Wear 2.0 until next year put an end to all such hopes and speculations. As 2016 is almost over, fresh speculation is on the rise about Google’s next generation of smartwatches.
If earlier rumors are to be believed, then the upcoming Android Swordfish will be an entry level addition to Google’s wearable arsenal. The larger Android Angelfish will incorporate high-end features, including LTE and a built-in GPS system. Unfortunately, such connectivity features are not expected on Google’s upcoming entry-level smartwatch.
The best aspect of the upcoming smartwatches is that both devices may run on the search giant’s latest Android Wear OS, which is set to incorporate numerous upgrades and enhancements, compared to its previous version. Interestingly, Android Wear 2.0 is designed to allow compatible smartwatch devices to operate certain specific commands on their own, without the need of a connected smartphone.
Google has confirmed that every wearable running on the current generation Android Wear OS will get the update for Android Wear 2.0 once it is officially rolled out. Furthermore, Android Wear would avail the upcoming major software update for free. Stay tuned as we keep you posted about all the latest news and updates regarding Google’s upcoming wearable devices.