Google has now created a list of the Android Wear 2.0 watches that will receive the update to Android Oreo. 5 smartwatches are getting the update right now, with over a dozen more coming in the near future.
Google has confirmed that Android Wear 2.0 includes a mechanism for delivering new features through Google Play updates, a feature smartphones have had for quite some time. This should make it much easier and faster to update Android Wear with new features.
One of the features people got most excited for in Android Wear 2.0 was the ability to type using a keyboard. However, it appears that some languages' keyboards have some missing characters.
There are two reports of this happening on the Google Product Forums' Android Wear Help Forum: one with...
It has been about five months since Android Wear 2.0 was released, but a few major watches still don't have the update. The ZenWatch 2 and 3 are two wearables that have waited months for it, and while ZW2 owners will have to keep waiting, it has finally arrived for the ZenWatch 3.
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 & 3 were supposed to get the Android Wear 2.0 update by June 30th, but that date has come and gone the company has said July for the ZenWatch 2 and August for the ZenWatch 3. However, tweets reporting those dates have now been deleted.
Google says they're hoping to finish the Android Wear 2.0 rollout before the end of this month. This week we learned that the ZenWatch 3 is finally getting updated to the latest version of Android Wear.
If your Huawei Watch is on the latest developer preview, then you'll likely be able to install Android Wear 2.0 right now. Those who are on the stable branch of Android Wear 1.5 are not getting the update yet.
Google has posted another update in regards to rollout timing for Android Wear 2.0. For devices that haven't received it yet, such as the Huawei Watch, Moto 360 Gen 2, and others, Google says to expect updates to arrive at some point before the end of May.
GSM Arena has posted their review of the Huawei Watch 2, saying the Chinese company's efforts at producing an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch are okay, if you're fine with the lack of NFC available for Android Pay.
ZTE has unveiled a new Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatch for only $192. The device features a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 4GB of storage, and a 500mAh battery. The device even includes 3G connectivity.
LG has revealed that the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition will finally receive the Android Wear 2.0 update starting in May. This could bring Android Pay support to the device, thanks to its NFC chip support.