Google-branded smartwatches and other wearables could soon become a reality

Google-branded smartwatches and other wearables could soon become a reality
With the acquisition of HTC's mobile division, Google hopes to be able to design and manufacture its own smartphones. Now the Mountain View company wants to get in the wearable business as well, something that we knew about since last year.

Rumors about a Pixel smartwatch emerged in 2018, but Google was quite adamant in refuting these rumors and said it has no immediate plans to bring such a device to the market. While that might have been true for that time, it looks like Google is now looking to rectify that.

A new job listing spotted by AndroidPolice indicates Google is now searching for a person to lead its hardware wearable division. The job description is quite clear, so there's no doubt that Google is building its own wearables team.

Google recently acquired wearable technology from Fossil, but details of the deal weren't made public yet. Even so, Google's latest actions suggest the company is quite serious about putting its brand on wearable devices, and that might happen sooner than we think.



1. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

If the advert is recent then we won't see any wearable devices for ages. As it takes well over 6 months to design & manufactur.

2. cozze02

Posts: 130; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Good point

3. dnomadic

Posts: 424; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Better than nothing and glad it is not the same team lead that designed the Pixel 3xl

4. HumbleJ06

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

It's about time! When Google gets into hardware it usually means Google is taking things more seriously. Which in turn usually means improvements in Google's software.

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