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Google’s Salmon and Medaka could be new Wear OS powered smartwatches

28 January 2019 3

Google seems to be working on multiple new devices apart from the rumored Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 2 XL Lite. A few days back we reported a new device codenamed Coral, spotted on the benchmarking sites now two new devices have been spotted by watchful eyes of leak hunters.

As we know that Google codenames its new devices based on Fish during the development phase and two new fish named devices which were spotted via a recent commit on AOSP repository are Salmon and Medaka.


A couple of references suggest that these could be new Wear OS based smartwatches in works. Firstly, Medaka’s physical attributes suggest that this device may not a smartphone as it is a very tiny fish. On the other hand, the “Chin devices” reference is normally used for smartwatches featuring a flat circular device with a Moto 360 like cutout design.


Another factor that suggests that these could be wearable devices is the fact that the team working on these devices is the one that works on Wear OS. Notable, Google was initially reported to announce more than a few Wear OS based smartwatches at the September launch event last year, however, Google obviously didn’t launch either.

It remains to be seen when Google decides to make a public announcement of these devices though it is known to announce hardware during the second event of the year not at the I/O scheduled in May this year. Till then stay tuned.


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