With the Pixel 5a launching back in 2021, this means that unless Google is done with the “A” series of Pixel phones, it’s almost a guarantee that we’ll be seeing the Pixel 6a this year, but when?
According to a tweet by Jon Prosser, it seems that Google will be officially announcing the handset at their upcoming I/O event which will be taking place from the 11-12th of May. Prosser’s tweet claims that the Pixel 6a will be officially announced at the event, but stated that Google will be “teasing” the Pixel Watch.
Google I/O '22 👇
From what I understand, Google will officially be announcing the Pixel 6a + "teasing" the Pixel Watch.
Pixel 6a launch (in most markets) pushed to July 28th.
Pixel Watch will be formally announced and launched with Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October. pic.twitter.com/IwwRX2pZtR
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 24, 2022
Whether or not we’ll be getting a full reveal at the event is unclear, or if Google will really tease us with an image of the watch’s silhouette or if they will just mention it in passing. Either way, considering that it has been rumored for the longest time ever that Google could be developing their own smartwatch, it will be nice to finally get some kind of official confirmation that such a device is in the works.
Plus, with Google announcing a partnership with Samsung to revamp Wear OS, it would seem like a huge missed opportunity if Google did not actually develop their own hardware that would take full advantage of all the new features and changes in the OS.