Back at I/O 2016, Google unveiled the next version of their wearable OS, Android Wear 2.0. It contains a pretty extensive feature set and improvements to make the experience using an Android Wear watch better; but when the third developer build of the software was released, it was followed by an announcement by the company behind it that the OS update wouldn’t launch until 2017. Whelp, it’s 2017, so where is it? Apparently, only a month away.
According to a new email being received by developers and obtained by 9to5Google, Google will be launching Android Wear 2.0 in “early February.” It’s unclear just what this time frame means, but we can assume the launch date is somewhere hidden between February 1st and 15th.
While Android Wear 2.0 may be launching, currently only two smartwatches are supported: the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE and Huawei Watch. Therefore, the release won’t be very widespread, a possible reason why Google didn’t announce the release date of the new software in a blog post or something. Nevertheless, at least we’re not too far away from seeing the new OS finally land, even though we’ve been waiting since last May for an official release.
- SOURCE: 9to5Google
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