Android Wear Nexus watch spied
Word on the street is that Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded). Now, a leaked render has surfaced depicting what those very smartwatches might look like and feature.
The leaked details and images have landed via Android Police and their trusty band of tipsters.
The wearables are thought to be codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish and should look something like these “recreated images” of the devices.
Naturally, the source could not be named and the site says that they have recreated the watches based on the source’s material.
I think that we can all take it as read that, as these devices are still under development, things can change.
Angelfish and Swordfish
Moving on though, as you can see, the watch on the left is the larger “Angelfish” device. It has a large crown button and smaller “shoulder” buttons. The watch face pictured is an iteration of Google’s customisable faces in Android Wear 2.0.
Unlike Angelfish, which is a standalone watch with a sportier design, the smaller Swordfish lacks LTE and GPS and is thinner as a side-effect. It has quite an odd crown button interrupting its minimalist look, so I don’t know what’s happening there.
Swordfish also has a bezel with a gentle curve to it. Android Police said its image doesn’t reflect the Swordfish’s display glass containing a small amount of circular display bezel.
That means there will be a black “gap” between where the watch body ends and the visible display area begins. This will apparently avoid the flat tyre-look of the Moto 360. So, instead of a single spot “cut” out of the circle, Google made a smaller circle with a smaller display area overall.
Other than that, there’s no more information about whether these are Nexus, Pixel or Google watches, how much they’ll cost, nor when they’ll launch.
Would you want these to launch?