It has been 4 years since Google launched the Wear OS operating system, previously known as Android Wear. A recent vacancy on Google revealed that they were looking for a Vice President for their Hardware Engineering and a Design Manager for their wearables team. This message strongly indicated that Google could consider building its own portable device, which the brand would have under Pixel.
The mention shows that Google was looking for a VP that would lead their wearables team and be responsible for the design, development and shipping of Google's portable products. This person will also be required to "develop innovative devices that can address a broad spectrum of uses, functions and price points." The list further stated that the candidate would collaborate with the senior leadership team for Google Hardware and would also be required to develop "multiple wearables products of the next generation".
Once this feature has been fulfilled, customers can use multiple Google portable devices very soon. This can be smartwatches, fitness trackers and much more. The second job mention was seen for a Wearables Design Manager, who would be responsible for designing the actual look and feel of the wearable.
Google has no real experience with building smartwatches and this could be the reason why they have signed a deal with Fossil for $ 40 million (about Rs. 280 crores) with regard to their intellectual property for smartwatches. Wear OS is far behind Apple's watch operating system compared to market share.
There were rumors in the middle of last year that Google could launch their own Pixel smartwatch, but the company stopped these rumors in September. LG, Huawei and Fossil have remained the top three manufacturers that have consistently released new Wear OS smartwatches. Google's wearables platform has also been boosted with their recent "H Update" and Qualcomm & # 39; s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile platform designed for smartwatches.