The Pebble smartwatch, which raised funds on Kickstarter in 2012 and achieved good results, was later acquired by the wearable device brand Fitbit, which was also acquired by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in 2019. The Pebble smartwatch stopped official operation a year after it changed hands. It has continued to maintain the background service by a group of die-hard users. It has recently received a system upgrade.
The last time the Pebble watch system was upgraded to 4.4.2 was in 2018. Last week, the Rebble Alliance team composed of Pebble users suddenly announced that the watch system can be upgraded to version 4.4.3. The new version supports only 64-bit Android. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones also have enhanced Caller ID for the new version of Android.
Ten years after Pebble was launched, and it has lost official support for many years, it suddenly got a system upgrade, and the driving force behind it turned out to be Google. According to Rebble Alliance’s official website, they received a system update from Google to enable the watch to support Pixel 7 and the new version of Android.
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