Low Resolution Images Allegedly Reveal LG’s Upcoming Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches
Some have been enthusiastic about the smartwatch market and what it offers consumers, but many have yet to jump on board. The Android Wear platform had a nice start with many hardware OEMs supporting it with new devices. However, we have recently saw a decline in sales as many just don’t feel the need to upgrade every year to every other year.
This has left some OEMs to not focus on the platform as much, but Google is wanting to revitalize the market with a couple of new devices.
We first heard rumors of these two smartwatches toward the middle of last year. Rumors started to circulate about Google wanting to build a couple of wearables and they were said to be released sometime after the 2016 Nexus phones were (which ended up being the Pixel and Pixel XL). This was about the same time that Google was trying to get Android Wear 2.0 released to the public as well, but then we ended up seeing this big update delayed until 2017.
Google finally announced that Android Wear 2.0 was close to a public release and that we can expect it on February 9th. With us getting so close to its release, it was surprising that the only leaks we had about the devices were from renders that were published by Android Police. Yesterday though, we got a look what claim to be the upcoming smartwatches from Google that are being manufactured by LG. If true, it looks like we’ll be getting two sizes to choose from when they’re released.
One of these has been dubbed the LG Watch Sport, and it’s the one you see in the images that is black. The smaller one looks to have a gold finish to it and that is said to be called the LG Watch Style. It’s interesting that these wearables were said to be Nexus devices at first, then speculated to be branded the Pixel watches, and now seem to be carrying the regular LG Watch brand.Source: TechnoBuffalo