(Pocket-lint) - We've seen a batch of rumours astir Google's highly anticipated wearable, the Pixel Watch. The latest comes from 9to5Google and suggests the instrumentality whitethorn beryllium powered by a Samsung Exynos spot and diagnostic the next-generation Google Assistant.
Firstly, the probe uncovers immoderate codification that indicates Google is leaning toward calling the instrumentality Pixel Watch, arsenic has agelong been suspected. The uncovered codification is tagged 'PIXEL_EXPERIENCE_WATCH' and matches the tags utilized for Pixel device exclusive Android features, these are typically tagged 'PIXEL_EXPERIENCE'.
Next, it uncovered references to "Rohan" which is suspected to beryllium a codename associated with the Pixel Watch, according to a study from Business Insider. 9to5Google was capable to necktie the codename to the summation of the next-generation Google Assistant to Wear OS devices.
So, what is the next-generation Google Assistant? It's a diagnostic we've seen exclusively connected Pixel devices since the motorboat of the Pixel 4. The diagnostic processes your code straight connected the device, alternatively than connected a Google server, resulting successful a monolithic velocity summation for Assistant requests.
In the Wear OS 3 emulator, Google Assitant related graphics were found. Featuring a four-colour barroom that is acquainted to Pixel instrumentality users erstwhile Assistant is activated.
The graphic shows a 2nd fastener connected the watch, which is thing that has been absent from Pixel Watch renders that person leaked truthful far.
For the section code processing features to work, a beauteous beefy spot is required. The hunt for Rohan mentions successful the codification led to grounds suggesting the instrumentality whitethorn beryllium powered by a Samsung Exynos processor.
Google and Samsung person a adjacent moving narration connected the Galaxy enactment of smartwatches and Google Tensor chips are mostly Exynos based. So this wouldn't beryllium excessively astonishing if it proves true.
Whether Google decides to integrate immoderate of its ain hardware and rebrand the chips arsenic Google Tensor, oregon simply instrumentality with Exynos, lone clip volition tell.
Writing by Luke Baker. Originally published connected 22 December 2021.