There have been many easy-going jokes since Google unveiled the Pixel Watch at I / O last week. This is mainly due to years of rumors about the existence of such watches. We actually laughed a bit when it was official, as we were almost uncertain if it was really official. By the way, it’s official.
Immediately after making a joke, we couldn’t help but find excitement at the unveiling ceremony. Google has finally made it happen. From the beginning, they were preparing to offer the Pixel Watch, one Wear OS watch that we feel is missing from the ecosystem. The design is appropriate. Google has tied Fitbit for health tracking. Looks like the perfect size. There will also be a new version of Wear OS that sounds like a big improvement. Everything was lined up outside the gate, even if I didn’t know the details such as specs and prices.
And just before the weekend comes Genuine Pixel Watch appeared to kill all the atmosphere.Crew 9to5Google I heard from a source who suggested that 2022 Pixel Watch run Samsung’s 2018 chipset. Bro, what? Noooo.
According to this report, Google is using the Exynos 9110, Samsung’s first dual-core chipset on the Galaxy Watch, which debuted in 2018. The chip was big enough in Samsung’s world to be adopted by Galaxy Watch Active. Two years later, and the following year, the Galaxy Watch 3.
The Exynos 9110 was certainly more than a capable chip. This is a 10nm chip that powered Tizen and provided one of the better smartwatch experiences on the market. For the Galaxy Watch 3, the review pointed out that the watch worked very well, probably thanks to Samsung’s increased RAM, and handled all the tasks I threw smoothly. So what’s the problem?
2018 tip. The biggest problem in the Wear OS world over the last six years has been that all devices are running Qualcomm’s old technology and can’t keep up with the times, competitors and technological advances. With the launch of Samsung’s W920 chip on the Galaxy Watch 4 line last year, I think we’re finally moving forward from that story, but it’s still here.
Google is using this chip because the Pixel Watch has reportedly been running for some time and may be further delayed when trying to switch to a new chip. Alternatively, Samsung has not yet tried to get others to use the 5nm W920. The 12nm Wear 4100+ could be out of the question as it turns out that Google is no longer a fan of Qualcomm chips for devices.
Hope Google is spending a lot of time, at least for now (favorite (Multiple years) Find out how to get everything from this chip and then some. All of us may be surprised because we don’t remember seeing the Wear OS watch running 9110. Google is very good at optimizing devices with chipsets that aren’t always top-notch (think Pixel 5… Pixel 6 as well), you can check it again on Pixel Watch.
But I’m concerned about the overall performance. Google has already stated that Wear OS 3 has made a big difference and has warned that older watches can do that, even for watches with Qualcomm’s Wear 4100 and 4100+ chips. Google explained that upgrading from WearOS 2 to WearOS 3 on a device running that chip could impact the experience. The Exynos 9110 is a technically more efficient chip.
My other concern is that it doesn’t matter how good Google is when using the Exynos 9110, at least when it comes to perception and the story of the Pixel Watch. Using a four-year-old chipset, Google is a write-on item. It’s a headline of its own, not a good way. We have already seen them and the Pixel Watch is 5 months old.