27 July 2018
Chipmaker Qualcomm has posted a teaser hinting about the launch of its latest next generation wearable chipset.
Google’s Wear OS platform has been running on the old Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset for the last few years. The chipset currently being used on Google’s Wear OS is not evolved enough to keep up with the demand of newer software and customers.
Google and Qualcomm had stated earlier this year, that they were working on a new chipset design for wearable devices that would give more flexibility. The new chipset will include multiple variants for different use cases like “dedicated, no-compromise” chips, and “significantly” improved battery life. The companies had confirmed that the next generation of Wear OS devices would be powered by this new chipset, however at the time they had not given any timeline for the launch of the new range and had just stated that it will come “this fall.”
Hmmm. Just got a save-the-date from Qualcomm. Wonder what's happening September 10? pic.twitter.com/HVeJrVSo2k— Michael Fisher (@theMrMobile) August 7, 2018
Now Qualcomm has posted a teaser which reveals that the new chipset is coming on September 10th. The company has sent a save-the-date invite to members of the press, which teases to “set your watches”.