Google Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches Rumored to Launch in Q1 2017 Dylan Duarte October 14, 2016 News Evan “evleaks” Blass is at it again, this time leaking the launch window for two of Google’s smartwatches. Rumors of the watches first surfaced in July of this year, and according to Blass they’ll be hitting the market in the first quarter of 2017. The watches – codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish – will be different builds but both will be fundamentally built around Google’s AI assistant and run Android Wear 2.0. Given the release window, they may in fact be two of the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0. Blass tweeted the report along with the picture above, which is a speculative picture first leaked by Android Police earlier this year. Along with the Pixel Smartphones and their new Google Home speaker, the watches are part of Google’s return to the hardware side of things. They seem to be reinventing their brand with home-cooked devices, which may be what Android Wear needs to survive, as big names like Motorola, LG, and Huawei have no intention of using the mobile OS anytime soon. Share This With The World!