Intel is holding its Intel Developer Forum keynote today, and the company brought a couple of new mobile products out that you should be aware of.
First up is Fossil’s first Android Wear smartwatch. We’ve known Fossil as an Android Wear partner ever since Google first announced the platform in March 2014, but this is the first that we’ve seen of a Fossil smartwatch. Details on the device are still light, but we can see that it’s got a round face, complete with what looks to be a Moto 360-style flat tire at the bottom of its display, as well as some visible lugs for a watch band.
It’s unclear exactly when Fossil’s Android Wear smartwatch will begin shipping, but it’s good to see more traditional watch makers getting aboard the smartwatch train. After all, more choice is always good, and it’s interesting to see what kind of designs traditional watch makers come up with.
The other new product shown off today is a collaboration between Intel and Google. The two companies are combining their camera technologies — Intel’s RealSense and Google’s Project Tango 3D mapping feature — and cramming ‘em into a smartphone. The device has a 6-inch display and a bevy of cameras on its backside that ought to help it sense depth and map 3D areas. Intel says that these smartphone developer kits will be sent out to Android devs at the end of 2015.