Pixel Watch 2: Google app code hints at two model variants
9to5Google claims to have discovered new details about a second-generation Pixel Watch, following the emergence of rumours about the unreleased smartwatch last month. Initially, it and Jon Prosser alleged in early May that Google was preparing to release a Pixel Watch 2 in the autumn with the Pixel 8 series. The pair added that the Pixel Watch would be joined by a child-friendly smartwatch sold under the Fitbit brand, potentially the one that was pictured in April.
Subsequently, 9to5Google reported information from its sources about this year's Pixel Watch, including its battery capacity and reliance on a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 platform chipset. Now, the website reports that version 14.24 of the Google app contains codenames for two unreleased models, as well as a linked graphic, a screenshot of which we have embedded below. Reportedly, these codenames are 'Aurora' and 'Eos', cognates in Roman and Greek mythology, respectively.
Seemingly, the website has not received any evidence distinguishing Aurora from Eos, it believes that the original Pixel Watch offers clues about the differences between the two models. Namely, one of Aurora or Eos will feature an LTE modem, but both correlate to the Pixel Watch 2. However, the pair are expected to maintain a 41 mm case size for compatibility with Google's proprietary watch straps. The graphic pictured below implies that the Pixel Watch 2 will retain its predecessor's design too, although this could well be a placeholder that Google changes nearer to release.