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For example, Prosser mentioned the bezeless design of the timepiece (which you can see in the leaked images) and passed along the word that the device was codenamed “Rohan.” The controversial Prosser also said back in April that the device would be introduced in Q1 2022 which Business Insider also mentioned last week.
Tipster puts himself in Ming-Chi Kuo territory with impressive Pixel Watch leak
If the watch does indeed get unveiled in Q1, his tip about the device could have a lead time of 10-11 months which would put him in Ming-Chi Kuo territory. Still, the best tip of all time belongs to Kuo’s February 2017 report detailing the new look of the iPhone X
(then known as the iPhone 8
). In that report
, Kuo revealed (quite accurately) screen sizes for all three iPhones that Apple
released that September, discussed the True Depth Camera, and called the latter “Revolutionary.”
Leaked promotional image for the Pixel Watch
Another leaked Google Pixel Watch promo
So now let’s return to the present discussion about the future. Prosser revealed some official marketing images for the Pixel Watch that he says come right from sources inside Google
. It’s brave of him to say that on YouTube considering that he is apparently facing some type of legal action started by Samsung for disseminating images of the Galaxy S22 Ultra a month ago.
No disappointments expected this time for Pixel fans
At this point, we don’t expect another disappointment for Pixel fans who have been waiting a long time for this watch. Google’s lack of confidence in Wear OS supposedly held it back from releasing a watch as recently as 2019
. Samsung’s decision to replace its homegrown Tizen with Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch
4 line might have supplied Google with all the confidence it needed.
Google plans on including certain features that will made available to the Pixel Watch only, similar to how it offers special Android features to Pixel phone users. The main goal is to show off what Wear OS can be, exactly what the Pixel handsets do for Android.
Pick up the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
A Pixel Watch would surely strengthen the Google ecosystem which got a huge shot in the arm this year with the release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Despite the typical issues that seem to affect newly released Pixel handsets each and every year, the phones have been selling well and Google is taking care of business by issuing software fixes for some of the early bugs including those related to ghost dialing, and the lagging fingerprint scanner.