Google has recently confirmed to Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release its smartwatch this year. The rumors were that the company will likely release its “Pixel Watch” and alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL which Google has planned for an expected October 9th hardware event.
But Tom’s Guide didn’t leave much room for doubt in Google’s plans, confirming the news with the company after interviewing one of its executives:
Miles Barr, Google’s director of engineering for Wear OS, said Friday during an interview that Google has no plans to release a smartwatch this year.
“To think of a one-size-fits-all watch, I don’t think we’re there yet,” Barr said. “Our focus is on our partners for now.”
After the interview, Google confirmed that it will not release a smartwatch this year.
Back in May, Evan Blass tweeted that Google would be releasing the watch. Blass is usually reliable with leaks, so it’s possible that the watch had been planned and has been delayed or cancelled.
Instead, as Barr says, it looks like Google is going to put as much focus as possible on watches made by partners — the biggest of which is Fossil Group. Several smartwatches were just announced a IFA this week, including watches from Skagen, Casio, and Diesel. All of those are running on an older Qualcomm processor, however.
Until this news there were hope about Google smartwatch but now it is clear that we all need to wait a little bit more longer than we were expecting. Google didn’t said when they will launched their smartwatch but we can say that it is not going to be this year.While Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be launched later this year.