Google is Preparing to Launch Two Nexus-like Smartwatches

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Google is preparing to launch two flagship smartwatches running the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system, Android Wear Product Manager Jeff Chang told The Verge.

Similar to Google’s Nexus line of smartphones, the devices — slated for release in Q1 2017 — will use the manufacturer’s branding rather than Google’s.

Google is likely hoping the new devices will boost its share of the global smartwatch OS market.

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Exclusive: These could be Google’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatches

As we reported last week, Google is in the process of building two Android Wear smartwatches. At the time, we were unable to show you the watches themselves. Today, that changes – what you see in the image above could be codename “Angelfish” and “Swordfish,” Google’s two Assistant-enabled wearables that we believe will be released after the new Nexus phones.

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