Nexus Watches coming....

Discussion in 'Watches (Android Wear, Tizen/Samsung, etc)' started by PereDroid, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. PereDroid

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    Not doing an "official" News Story because it's still a huge... damn, what's that word I despise??? O yea.,... a RUMINT. :confused:

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    Speaking to Android Police, a reliable source has told us that Google is currently building two Android Wear devices - possibly Nexus-branded - for release some time after the latest Nexus phones are announced. One watch will be larger, sportier, and more fully-featured (LTE, GPS, heart rate), the other will be smaller and lack the aforementioned mobile data and GPS.

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    I saw this in my news feed this morning. Very interesting.
     
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    I hear there are 2 models codenamed "Angelfish" and "Swordfish and should be available sometime in Q4
     
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    Since AW watches are pure AW now couldn't they just call them all a Nexus?

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    They are not all pure AW. Since wearing my new Moto 360 Sport for a few days, it has some custom Moto features that were not present in my LG G Watch. It looks like some manufacturers are putting their custom UI on the stock AW build.

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    Yeah. I've got at least a couple LG specific apps on the Urbane.
     
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    Great. Can't wait for the "I'm never buying a Moto Watch again because of slow updates!!!" Lol

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    No one would ever say that!

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    Or a carrier adding bloatware to 3/4G models.
    Thanks for clarifying the manufacturers are adding specific things for their models. I thought only Samsung was adding Samsung specific bloatware.

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    On the Urbane, it's very minimal. Not a skin, but a couple of LG apps for initiating calls directly from the watch and LG Pulse for heart rate. Not sure why. Google Now handles one of those and Fit takes care of the other.
     
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    Looks like your RUMINT might have been correct PereDroid. Google has supposedly confirmed two new Google watches sometime in early 2017, with AW 2.0. He would not say who actually manufactured them.

    Google will launch two flagship smartwatches early next year
    https://news.google.com/news/amp?ca...launch#a-df36ffb4-ca03-4c49-96a8-0ef5458dc6c9


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