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Pixel Watch 2 would require the Android telephone you pair with to run Pie or later

October 4th is the date when Google is not going to solely unveil the following iteration of its flagship Pixel telephone line (Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional) however will even introduce the Pixel Watch 2. The primary-generation Pixel Watch, launched final 12 months, featured a chip from again in 2018, the Exynos 9110. The latter was used on the very first Galaxy Watch making it just about previous its prime. The Pixel Watch 2 will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 which ought to result in snappier efficiency and higher battery life for the brand new timepiece.
As well as, the unique Pixel Watch got here with Put on OS 3 and requires that the Android telephone to be paired with the timepiece be working Android 8 or larger. Based mostly on the newest Android distribution knowledge, 92% of energetic Android telephones would meet that requirement to pair with the unique Pixel Watch. However issues are going to alter.
A touchdown web page Google simply revealed for the Pixel 8 line and the Pixel Watch 2 states on the backside that the Pixel Watch 2 “Works with most telephones working Android 9.0 or newer and requires a Google Account, Google Pixel Watch app and web entry.” In case you want an Android telephone working Android 9.0 or larger to pair with the Pixel Watch 2, it would cut back the proportion of Android handsets accessible to about 84% of energetic fashions. The Pixel Watch 2 will come pre-installed with Put on OS 4 and the OG Pixel Watch will most likely be up to date finally from Put on OS 3.

It appears uncertain that any Pixel Watch proprietor carrying the unique mannequin or the sequel goes to personal an Android telephone so outdated that it does not meet the necessities for pairing it with the Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2. Though you want a telephone working Android 8 (Oreo) or Android 9 (Pie) with the intention to pair your Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2 with an Android telephone respectively, this should not be a priority.

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