Last year we heard rumours of a Pixel Watch to be released alongside the Pixel 3 phones but that did not eventuate apparently due to delays. Now there is a report that it will be released this year alongside a host of other new Googley hardware.
Nikkei Asian Review, which was been accurate with some Google-related rumours and reports in the past, is today reporting that not only will Google be releasing the new budget Pixel 3 Lite phones but also some other interesting hardware. The budget Pixel phones are no surprise as we have even seen hands on videos of them in recent times as Google attempts to draw more uses into its ecosystem. It is expected to be priced lower than Apple’s cheapest iPhone.
The Nikkei Asian Review’s sources also reported that new smart speakers, wearables and web cameras will be arriving this year (as well as the premium Pixel 4 too of course).
There is little mention of the Pixel Watch aside from its existence. The report said:
The company will also roll out ……. a new smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch.
Google Home will also see an update according to the report. It is unclear whether this means an entirely new speaker or just updated specs to the old one but we expect Google to bring an entirely new speaker with the same design cues as the original.
The new web camera from Google will occur with a rebranding of Nest after it has been integrated into the Google hardware team. This is no surprise either as Google attempts to bring all its hardware under a single banner for better brand recognition.
While there is little detail to this report the rumourmill is just beginning and what better place to begin than a device’s existence. You can be sure that Google is working on other devices as well as these but which make the final cut remains to be seen. Hopefully this year the Pixel Watch makes the cut as WearOS desperately needs a reference device that works as it should.
What Google hardware are you most looking forward to?
Last modified on 14 February 2019 5:49 am