These will be the first wearables of the American technology to hit the market with the Android Wear 2.0 operating system.
To silence any rumors that the wearables were just passengers, Google reveals that it has to launch in the first half of 2017, two new smartwatches that it plans to present between January and March.
In an interview with The Verge, Google’s Android Wear product manager, revealed that the devices will debut the new operating system of the technological colossus for wearables, Android Wear 2.0.
Jeff Chang added that Google was involved in the design and integration process of the software in the new device, in a closer collaboration with the manufacturer, which does not identify but claims to have produced wearables from Google on previous occasions.
According to the same website source, when these watches are released, most of Android Wear that already exist in the market will receive the update of the operating system. But they will not all be.
Apparently, only the latest models will be able to operate Android Wear 2.0. The reason for this selective update is related to the fact that the new operating system requires certain hardware specifications that older smartwatch models do not.
He added that after the launch of Google, other brands can be expected to show new wearables, with the latest version of Android Wear.
Chang said that the CES, which takes place between January 5 and 8 of next year, can be based on the presentation of products with the new operating system.
Although Google reiterates its commitment to smartwatches, it is important to remember that IDC data indicate that during the third quarter of 2016, sales volume of wearables fell more than 50% over the same period last year.