Like an exasperated parent muttering something about horses and water, Google has decided to take Android Wear by the scruff of the neck and create a Nexus-branded line of smartwatches. That’s according to an extremely confident report from Android Police anyway.
Apparently concerned about the recent dearth of new Android Wear-compatible hardware -- not to mention that the existing stuff is all painfully mediocre too -- the company’s said to be working on a pair of round-faced smartwatches unofficially codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish.
Angelfish is rumoured to be the larger of the two devices, with a 14mm-thick body and 43.5mm diameter, three buttons and “a subdued but sporty look”. It will also feature GPS, LTE and a heart-rate monitor, and arrive in a matte grey finish that may or may not be called ‘Titanium’, which admittedly does sound a bit more appealing than matte grey.
Swordfish, meanwhile, is expected to resemble the Pebble Time Round (minus the massive bezel), with a 10.6mm-thick frame and a diameter of 42mm. It’ll reportedly also have a single button and be available in three colours -- silver, titanium, and, urgh, rose gold -- though LTE, GPS and a heart rate monitor aren’t expected to feature.
According to the report, the wristpieces will offer Google Assistant integration too and will arrive after this year’s batch of Nexus phones. [AndroidPolice]