Android Wear hasn’t been exactly ruling the roost when it comes to smartwatch OS and the Android Wear 2.0 update announced in May is yet to be materialized. The initial bout of leaks showed the Google Smartwatches in full glory and just like the Pixel phones the smartwatches will get extra love from Google. That said not everything is hunky dory when it comes to Android Wear, despite the fact that preview is already available the actual update has been delayed to 2017 and this also means that not many OEM’s will be announcing Android Wear this year.

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The serial tipster Evan Blass has now tweeted that Google’s smartwatches are all set to be released in Q1 2017. The previous leaks have already told us that both the smartwatches named Angelfish and Swordfish will be running Android Wear 2.0. While the Angelfish will come equipped with a standalone LTE and GPS connectivity the Swordfish will be devoid of both. As obvious as it might seem the Swordfish is expected to be priced much lower than the larger Angelfish.

Furthermore, it would be interesting to see the kind of finesse these new watches will come with and if it means a much needed second life for the Android Wear. Now coming back to the smartwatches, Angelfish (first one from the left) is the larger of the two and comes with a strap and lug design suited for the use of Google MODE Android Wear watch brands. Overall the Angelfish is much chunkier and is larger than the Swordfish. The Swordfish, on the other hand, is pretty small and the curved bezels impart a simplistic look. Also seen in the picture above is the volume of information that is being displayed by the watch faces and it is most likely that we will be able to see new watch faces that are high on utility.

 


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.