Top headlines this week: Pixel Watch leaks, review of the Motorola MA1, Pixel 6 repair diary, and more

The Pixel Watch leaks reveal what appears to be its final design, we examine the Motorola MA1 Android Auto wireless dongle, and more are among this week’s top headlines.

Those eagerly awaiting Google’s first Wear OS device have had a busy week of news. Along with trademark documentation verifying the Pixel Watch moniker, leaker Evan Blass also revealed what appears to be an authentic render of the anticipated smartwatch.

Google went to great lengths with the glass to extend the curvature all the way to the rear piece even if the display is probably simply the flat surface you can see (which we cant even see in this image). The stem protrudes significantly from the glass at the three o’clock position as part of the crown, which further emphasizes the seamless design.

The Pixel Watch prototype apparently being found in a restaurant over the weekend served as an effective confirmation of that render. We still discovered a lot more about the hardware, including the buttons, charging port, and wristband connector, even though the leaked Pixel Watch is unable to boot completely, blocking a closer examination of the smartwatch’s software.

An elongated pill with four square perforations arranged horizontally defines the extremely bulbous rear. Presumably, they are for the heart-rate sensor and other health-related features. When viewed from a distance, the two halves imply an electrocardiogram (ECG) capacity.

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Pixel Watch leaked images
Pixel Watch leaked images

Image courtesy of Android Central’s Evan Blass (left) (middle, right) This week, we published our analysis of the Motorola MA1 dongle, a competitive device that claims to enable wireless Android Auto in a huge variety of vehicles. According to the documentation, what distinguishes Motorola’s version is that it is the first to be approved by Google for usage with Android Auto. One was employed by our Ben Schoon for a few months, and he talked about his experiences.

We are currently in the early stages of developing wireless dongles for Android Auto. The Motorola MA1 is the simple choice, but in my experience, it hasn’t always been the best. Although it works well when it does, the novelty has worn off. The crowdfunded AAWireless dongle, which introduced this form factor, has been more stable for longer and, in my opinion, has a better future because its creators can genuinely upgrade the software going forward.

One of our team’s Pixel 6 Pro devices needs to be fixed after an unfortunate dropping incident. This gave Google’s longtime partner for on-site repairs, uBreakiFix, the chance to demonstrate their services.

Are you causing damage there? Immediately after my phone struck the ground, my wife said. Unfortunately, I was. For the first time in years, I needed to estimate the cost and turnaround time for repairing my Pixel 6 Pros display because it was dead. This is how it went.

Numerous reports claim that when the Pixel 6 Pro was introduced in October of last year, Google had Face Unlock in mind. To delay or cancel the feature before launch, nevertheless, a choice was reached rather at the last minute. Fortunately, there is still a chance that the Pixel 6 Pro will get Face Unlock.

One of the insiders informed us that Google is still working on adding face unlock to the Pixel 6 Pro, and that plans could still change. Plans are now set for the following significant quarterly Android release. It’s extremely surprising that Google would update the Pixel 6 Pro with a significant new feature so near to the conclusion of its annual product cycle, if that is still the intention.

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