Based on some of its partners’ recent activities, Google could reboot Wear OS within the next few months. LG and Qualcomm have given strong indications that they’re preparing to roll out new products.
As the chipmaker is developing a unit made specifically for wearables, LG is submitting paperwork for smartwatches that have yet to be announced.
The South Korean company recently sent the LM-W315 through the FCC. It’s known to be a smartwatch since, aside from the model number lining up with predecessors, the filing exposed the presence of Wear OS. LG didn’t stop there, though. There appear to be two smartwatches in the works.
Another LG-made smartwatch has popped up in the government agency’s database, according to Droid Life. The model number for this one is LM-W319.
It has Wear OS as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; however, a cellular connection won’t be offered. The previous leak didn’t mention LTE/3G connectivity, but LG could still roll out other models with the feature.
The custom-made processor from Qualcomm will be ready in the fall. Google is reportedly working on a Pixel-branded smartwatch, but a number of brands are said to be interested in what Qualcomm has on the way. By the time everything is official, Wear OS should have new life as long as Google gives it a new look and feel.