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Google seeks 'Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables'; sparks speculation

IANS  |  San Francisco 

A new opening listed on Careers site for the position of "(VP) of Hardware Engineering for Wearables" has sparked speculation that the company could actually be building its own wearable devices, reported on Friday.

"As the of Hardware Engineering for Wearables, you'll work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development and shipment of all Google's

"You will lead and enable the effectiveness of a large engineering organization primarily based in to develop multiple next-generation simultaneously," the job description reads.

The job listings also include a spot for a ""

"Since Google's only current has not been a runaway success, it's safe to assume that the company has plans for other wearable products, like fitness trackers and/or smartwatches," the report said.

In 2018, speculation about a possible "Pixel Watch" based on Google's Wear OS started making the rounds until the responded to the rumours saying the watch was not coming anytime soon.

Earlier last month, reportedly purchased undisclosed wearable from Fossil.

Google first announced its Android-based (OS) for wearables -- Wear OS -- in 2014.



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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:46 IST