OnePlus has launched loads of telephones through the years, however one product it has by no means tried to revolutionize (but) is the smartwatch. We thought that may change when a list for the OnePlus Watch was noticed this previous summer time, however then issues bought delayed and the standing of the watch was unknown. We now know that it is coming — and we can’t have lengthy to attend.
The information comes courtesy of OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau, who tweeted a message out as we speak letting followers know that the lengthy awaited OnePlus smartwatch is ready for launch “early subsequent yr.” The watch was initially set to be unveiled again in October, with the corporate going as far as to ship engineering samples out to telecom companies over the summer time. However there was an alleged procedural setback that postponed the debut indefinitely, although whether or not the trigger was rooted in software program bugs or mass manufacturing woes we do not know.
Lots of you stated you wished a watch, and as you may need heard over the weekend—we’re making one, to be launched early subsequent yr. Needs do come true.🎁 https://t.co/H1Fqv9srXj
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 22, 2020
Pictures leaked final month revealing a Cyberpunk 2077-themed smartwatch that didn’t run on Google’s Put on OS, however final week Lau stated the corporate is open to utilizing Put on OS in future smartwatches. Google gave Put on OS quite a few efficiency and UI enhancements together with Android 11, so it could make sense for OnePlus to benefit from Google’s OS whereas including its personal tweaks and optimizations — very similar to it does with Oxygen OS.
If that is certainly the case, we can’t have to attend lengthy to see what OnePlus can do with Put on OS. In response to Lau’s tweet, the OnePlus wearable ought to be out there to the general public in early 2021 — maybe unveiled alongside the OnePlus 9 in March.