Google's early-October event has become synonymous with new gear and Pixels over the past couple of years. We were pretty certain that the company would introduce its Pixel 3 this fall and now we have just a little bit more confirmation, along with one positively surprising and one not-so-surprising addition.
Famous leaker Evan Blass is reporting that Google will continue with the tradition of releasing the Pixel 3 in two sizes, regular and XL, and that this year will bring a second generation of the Pixel Buds. Hopefully this time they'll be totally wireless. And less sucky.
Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me -- with high confidence -- that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
The positive news, however, is that Google may also release its own Pixel-branded Wear OS watch. Many of us have been clamoring for this as a clear indication of Google's commitment to the platform (though the recent announcements at I/O have us more optimistic) and its way of showing others how to do smartwatches properly. Maybe it'll have Qualcomm's new wearable chip, excellent battery life, get updates in a timely manner, and not lag when using Assistant. One can hope.
According to WinFuture, there will be three variants of the Pixel Watch. They're codenamed "Ling," "Triton," and "Sardine," and there's no telling what's different between them. It could be the size, the presence or absence of LTE, or more. However, all three will run Qualcomm's rumored Snapdragon Wear 3100 with a new power management solution dubbed PMW3100 and the ability to detect OK Google even with the display off.