OnePlus has been enjoying with the thought of manufacturing a smartwatch for years, and some months in the past, it appeared to lastly be occurring. Regardless that the plans had been reportedly delayed in October after a company shake-up, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has now talked about the venture in an interview.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed in an interview with Enter Magazine {that a} smartwatch continues to be within the firm’s plans, however you in all probability should not anticipate one to materialize anytime quickly. “Put on OS positively has room to enhance,” Lau stated. “What we’re attempting to do is figure with Google to attempt to enhance the connectivity between the Put on OS ecosystem, Android TV, and Android smartphones to create this capacity for higher system interoperability throughout the ecosystems. This has been one thing checked out very positively from Google’s facet as effectively, so that is the path that we’re attempting to develop, however we do not have greater than we are able to share on that proper now.”

OnePlus was testing a smartwatch again in October, however there was by no means confirmed proof that it might run Google’s Put on OS platform. The plans had been reportedly scrapped shortly after co-founder Carl Pei left the corporate (although the departure may need been unrelated), and pictures of a potential Cyberpunk-themed watch with out Put on OS had been leaked final month.

Most technology-focused corporations stopped producing Put on OS watches years in the past, after it grew to become clear that smartwatches would by no means take off in the identical method smartphones did within the mid-2000s. Sony and Motorola had been early adopters of the platform, however each corporations solely launched a number of fashions earlier than ending growth on wearables. Samsung and Huawei additionally produced Google-powered watches at one level, however have each switched to their very own platforms. OnePlus can be the primary non-fashion model to affix the Put on OS get together in a number of years.