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Two Google Nexus Smartwatches Coming Soon

It looks like two Google Nexus smartwatches will be joining the Android Wear party before the end of 2016.

According to Androidpolice, who reckon the rumors have a 90 percent chance of materializing, the two smartwatches will more than likely see a 2016 release date shortly after the next generation Nexus smartphones – codenamed Sailfish and Marlin.

Word says, both of the upcoming Google Nexus smartwatches will be have a circular design, and the displays won’t be invaded by the ill-famed “flat tyre” found on the Moto 360.

Both watches will be running Android Wear. One of them – codenamed Angelfish, looks like it will setting a new standard for Android Wear devices. It is 14 mm thick with a diameter of 43.5 mm. It will have standalone capability, equipped with LTE cellular connectivity, a built-in GPS, and heart rate monitor.

The second watch – codenamed Swordfish, is a smaller and almost certainly cheaper option. It is 10.6 mm thick with a diameter of 42 mm. Swordfish will be lacking LTE and GPS capabilities, but might include a heart rate monitor.

Swordfish is compatible with the Google MODE interchangeable watch straps, but it seems that the larger Angelfish is not.

Both smartwatches will more than likely be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor instead of the Snapdragon 400 used by most current Android Wear watches.

The Snapdragon Wear 2100 was announced back in February. It is 30 percent smaller than the Snapdragon 400, which enables manufacturers to trim down the smartwatch’s bulkiness. It also uses 25 percent less power, so the new Nexus smartwatches are likely to offer a superior battery life to the current Android Wear crew.

Despite both smartwatches sporting “fishy” code names, don’t expect them to be waterproof..

 

By | 2016-07-12T12:27:48+00:00 July 11th, 2016|

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