Google’s recent revised release date for Android Wear 2.0 has apparently set back their hardware launch plans for their own Android Wear watches. According to a new rumour courtesy of Evan Blass, the watches are still coming though.
The tweet this morning from Evan, simply says they’ll launch next year with Android Wear 2.0:
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 13, 2016
The rumoured watches, which Android Police leaked in July are codenamed Anglerfish and Swordfish.
Anglerfish will be the higher end model of the two as well as being larger at 14mm thick with a 43mm diameter face. The watch will also include GPS, LTE, and a heart-rate monitor with LTE connectivity designed to take advantage of the latest innovations from Android Wear 2.0.
Swordfish will be smaller at 10.6mm thick and with a 42mm diameter face, it may also come without the usual lugs that standard watch bands attach to. The watch will come with no LTE connectivity or GPS and may also not have a heart-rate monitor. It will have some great colour choices though with silver, titanium, and rose gold options apparently on the table.
Google of course hasn’t commented on the watches, only commenting on the release of Android Wear 2.0 saying ‘We’ve decided to continue the preview program into early 2017’. The timeline fits, and many people are eager to see what a Google Watch, a Pixel line of watches possibly will look like.