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Google will launch two new flagship smartwatches next year

By Kenny Yeo - on 23 Dec 2016, 9:59am

Google will launch two new flagship smartwatches next year

(Image source: Android Police)

Jeff Chang, the product manager of Android Wear at Google, has confirmed that Google will launch two new flagship watches early next year.

An important thing to note is that these watches will not feature Google or Pixel branding and will instead be branded by whichever company is manufacturing them.

Chang did not disclose who the manufacturer is, but he did say that they have produced Android Wear devices in the past. 

In addition, after the launch of these two flagship smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 will also be rolled out to existing Android Wear watches.

Here is the list of watches that will receive the upgrade to Android Wear 2.0:

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3

Following this announcement, we expect to see smartwatch manufacturers announcing new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches at CES 2017 that will be taking place in two weeks.

Stay tuned here as we bring you the latest from CES 2017, which will be taking place from 5 January to 8 January at Las Vegas.

Source: The Verge

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