If you are not aware of what happens in the Wear OS ecosystem from Google , you probably do not know that not all the fault of Android smartwatches are in decline is Google, but Qualcomm has much to do . Since 2016, all smart watches with Wear OS – at the time Android Wear – carry in their interior the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, a gigantic 28-nanometer chip in which efficiency is conspicuous by its absence, and that in broad strokes was nothing more than an “optimized” version of the old Snapdragon 400, a chip with five years behind it.
But finally, Qualcomm has put an end to this situation :, we know that the California firm specialized in semiconductors is close to presenting a new edition of its platform for smart watches , which will arrive in the autumn of this year and could accompany a “smartwatch of reference”.
Although too many details about the new processor have not been specified, Qualcomm says it will be a chip exclusively for watches, which will come in different variants for each type of device . In this way, those watches intended for sports activities will have built-in GPS, while others will include LTE connectivity. All of them, however, will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Beyond this, it is expected that the processor has a manufacturing format of less than 28 nanometers Snapdragon Wear 2100, which not only means greater efficiency, but will impact on the freedom of manufacturers when designing increasingly smaller clocks.
Finally, Qualcomm has confirmed that the processor will be ready this fall, and its launch will coincide with that of a “reference smartwatch” that possibly will be located at the top of the sector – something not too difficult, on the other hand. Taking into account the estimated date, it would not be unreasonable to think that the launch could take place in October, the same month in which Google used to present the devices that make up its series made by Google . Is a Pixel Watch coming?