Google is reportedly preparing its own smart watch that will bear the Pixel brand currently used on .
VentureBeat reporter and noted leaker Evan Blass tweeted this morning that a "reliable source tells me -- with high confidence -- that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch".
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Google is holding its annual I/O conference in California this week, but the company made no mention of Wear OS at the.
However, companies at the event such as Qualcomm have been discussing howwill compete with Apple Watch. For its part Google renamed .
Last year, Google's vice president of engineering software David Singleton said that Pixel Watch saying: "It's really important that we advance the ecosystem."but refused to confirm the existence of a
CNET's Scott Steinin March 2017 saying a Google-designed smart watch could "consolidate features and show off the core functions" in a way other vendors hadn't.
Representatives for Google did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment.