Evan Blass, a leaker known for accurate rumours, has revealed new evidence regarding Google’s often-rumoured Pixel Watch. The still-unannounced device has long been rumoured. Blass shared a screenshot with a direct reference to its “Rohan” codename.
On Twitter, Blass shared an image with a broken JPG. The name referred to in the screenshot is “Google Pixel Rohan.” For quite some time now, rumours and previous reports pegged “Rohan” as the internal codename for Google’s Pixel smartwatch. Next to the Google Pixel Watch codename is another reference to the name along with the drop-down referring to Wear OS 3.1.
“Won’t be long now,” Blass wrote in the tweet.
Won't be long now. pic.twitter.com/kIry1QdYNK
— Ev (@evleaks) April 15, 2022
Blass has a solid reputation for obtaining insider knowledge in tech. Given how reliable he has been in the past, this evidence joins a growing pile pointing to the wearable’s existence.
Google has been rumoured to be working on the Pixel Watch for many years. However, it’s become clear that the tech giant may be getting ready for an imminent reveal in recent months. In January, Jon Prosser claimed that a May 26th event will be held by Google where the company could reveal the smartwatch.
According to reports, Google’s Pixel Watch will run on a version of Google’s Wear OS 3. It’s interesting the screenshot mentions Google Wear OS 3.1, even though OS 3.2 is available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series
Renders also indicate that the smartwatch will feature a minimalist design with a slim, circular watch face. It’s likely to feature a crown on the side. Like the Apple Watch, Google may also look into an assortment of proprietary watch bands.
There have also been talks that the Pixel Watch features a next-gen iteration of Google Assistant. Mentions of “PIXEL_EXPERIENCE_WATCH” have been found, leading to assumptions it supports proprietary Android features.
There’s still no firm confirmation that Google will unveil the Google Pixel Watch in May.
Image credit: @jon_prosser
Source: Android Authority