Google smartwatch reportedly packs a “Digital Crown,” launches February 9
Android Put on 2.0 
Prolific leaker Evan Blass posted earlier right this moment that Android Put on 2.Zero is due out February 9, and now, over at VentureBeat, Blass claims Google’s smartwatch will launch on the identical date.
Google confirmed earlier that it could launch a pair of “flagship” smartwatches quickly, and it stated that whereas they weren’t going to be “Pixel” branded, the units could be a Nexus-style collaboration. Blass says that these watches are made by LG and are known as the “LG Watch Sport” and “LG Watch Fashion.”
Android Police has been monitoring a Google smartwatch since July of final 12 months, and Blass says that report—together with a mockup produced by Android Police, pictured above—continues to be spot on. Blass says the bigger “Sport” watch is 14.2mm thick and has a 1.38-inch, 480×480 round P-OLED show, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 420mAh battery, an IP68 ingress score, and a coronary heart fee sensor. There’s additionally tons of connectivity; in addition to the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it has 3G and LTE information, GPS, and NFC, presumably for Android Pay compatibility.
The smaller “Fashion” is certainly not as flagshippy, with a 10.8mm thick physique and a 1.2-inch 360×360 round P-OLED show, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 240mAh battery. It has a worse IP67 ingress score, and it apparently lacks the mobile, GPS, NFC, and coronary heart fee monitor of the larger model. It is presumably sacrificing a lot so as to be svelte, however we’ll need to see it in individual to know for certain. The units’ SoCs aren’t talked about within the report, however given Qualcomm’s monopoly within the Android area, the Snapdragon Put on 2100 or 1100 are each good potentialities.
Each watches apparently have a “digital crown” button that “serves to facilitate navigation,” just like the Apple Watch. Navigation has been a sore topic on Android Put on 2.Zero these days. Google’s authentic 2.Zero developer preview modified the again button from a swipe gesture to a press of the crown button, and, after a user revolt, Google reverted it again to the unique model.
Hopefully we’ll hear from Google about an precise occasion on the ninth quickly.


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