It has been reported that Google has given Samsung the contract to create and produce a chip that would be used to monitor the motions of a person’s body.
In recent years, there have been several speculations regarding the existence of a Pixel watch; however, nothing of the such has been released commercially as of yet. Now, a recent and up-to-date article offers some cause for optimism by suggesting that the gadget could really become available in the coming weeks.
It was published on the technology news website ETNews in South Korea. According to reports, Samsung has consented to provide Google with a movement-tracking chip that may be customised. This is only one of the numerous semi-conductors that the technology giant has asked the South Korean manufacturer to make for them.
Naturally, this has fueled rumours about a wearable device branded with the Google Pixel name. The most obvious thing missing from Google’s array of technological products is a wristwatch. The process of manufacturing new chips and developing them also takes time. Due to the recent completion of the purchase, it is quite improbable that the chip would be included in any smartwatches released in 2018.
At the beginning of 2019, expectations were high for a Pixel timepiece due to Google’s acquisition of the wearable technology that Fossil had developed, clues discovered by code watchers, and new job posts. And let’s not forget that over the last few years, Google has invested a tremendous amount of time and effort into developing and improving the Wear OS platform.
The acquisition of Fitbit is still another possibility. Late in the previous year, an announcement was made on the $2.1 billion transactions, but the relevant authorities have not yet given their blessing. This past week, the European Commission kicked out a probe that will last for the next four months to determine whether or not the transaction should be permitted to proceed. The acquisition of Fitbit by Google was originally anticipated to be finished by the end of the year 2020; however, it is now possible that this process will extend into the following year.
Nobody knows for sure if the Google and Samsung agreement on the movement chip will result in a Pixel watch in the near future. It is possible that it is for a smartphone. There is also the potential that Google is preparing the groundwork for future Fitbit gadgets to be manufactured under its aegis. To refresh your memory, Fitbit does not actually manufacture the CPUs for its wearable technology in-house.
This year, the San Francisco-based wearables company has not released too many new products in the form of new gadgets. During the first half of the year, the release of a single brand-new fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 4, took place. An update to the Ionic wristwatch has been long overdue, and the Versa 3 is expected to debut either before the end of next year, more probably, in 2021.