Google's got two Nexus smartwatches in the works we've been told, and, right on schedule, the photos have now followed. In the latest news surrounding what the search engine giant is up to next, the same credible source brings us even more details on what we can expect with these new smartwatches.
Android Police has now leaked a photo showing the two Nexus smartwatches, though we only get to see the watches from the front instead of having front, back, and side photos. The smartwatch on the left of the photo you're seeing is the Nexus Angelfish, the larger and more functional of the two Nexii. Remember, we said in our last coverage on the subject that the Nexus Angelfish would receive LTE and GPS capabilities as opposed to the Nexus Swordfish (that will not). The Nexus Swordfish smartwatch does have an advantage, however: it will be MODE band-compatible while the Nexus Angelfish smartwatch will not.
The Nexus smartwatch photo shows that the Nexus Angelfish (the watch on the left) is a larger smartwatch with a wider display than the Nexus Swordfish on the right. Not only does it appear that the Nexus Angelfish has a larger display, but it also has something of a slightly wider bezel. Additionally, the smartwatch wristband for the Nexus Angelfish seems to be thicker around the wrist than the Nexus Swordfish band that is thinner and lighter (we imagine).
The Nexus Angelfish also shows the impact of Android Wear 2.0 on the device. In fact, this may be one of the main tangible evidences to show that Google does intend to bring these Nexus smartwatches to market: the fact that both smartwatches bear watchfaces identical to those found in Android Wear 2.0. In the case of these two Nexus smartwatches, the Nexus Angelfish smartwatch on the left has more notifications allowed on the display (8), as opposed to the smaller Nexus Swordfish display that allows only 4 notifications on the watchface.
We don't know anything more, but we're glad to finally have a photo that can give you an idea of what to expect. Outside of the watchfaces and notifications available on the display, we know little outside of the display sizes and band thickness or thinness. Keep in mind that Google could always change the appearance of these smartwatches between now and the unveil, but, otherwise, we can expect more evidences to arise between now and September, after Google unveils the HTC Nexus Marlin, HTC Nexus Sailfish, and Huawei 6P (2016).