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The postings are quite clear in regards to the importance of Google's wearable projects as they directly state the two future hires in question are meant to be on close working terms with the hardware unit's senior leadership as they come up with ways to create new and improve existing products. Google already has Pixel Buds, of course, but presumably a vice president would be leading an effort with much bigger ambitions.More news: 5 teens arrested for murder of Nashville musician
When Google started doing its own hardware, a lot of us not too secretly hoped that we'd see some Google-branded wearables. The latter was revealed to be Google Pixel 3a XL, as per a recent Geekbench listing.More news: Apple's Modem Chip Making Plans Seem to be Confirmed
The Google Pixel Watch appeared on a weekly basis in the rumor mill past year until the director of engineering for Wear OS (previously Android Wear) shut down any speculations saying such a device was not coming in 2018 and they are aiming to improve its partner network and wearable OS in general. A big part of the problem is that there is just nothing to make a smartwatch with. Qualcomm did come up with a newer smartwatch chip in the form of the Snapdragon Wear 3100 late a year ago but not many manufacturers embraced the silicon so far. They are all built on a manufacturing process technology from 2013, which means Wear OS devices can't compete with Apple or Samsung when it comes to speed, battery life, or device compactness. Another Wearables-focused job listing seeks a "Wearables Design Manager" that would be responsible for designing a good-looking wearable. The "job responsibilities" show Google is looking to develop "devices addressing a broad spectrum of uses, features, and price points" as it works on building a "wearables portfolio".