For those of you who are waiting for Google to finally launch its next wearable operating system, here’s a piece of good news for you: your wait might be over soon. According to a notice sent to developers, Android Wear 2.0 will be launched early next month.
According to the notice from Google, “Android Wear 2.0 is launching in early February 2017”. It tells developers to update their app because apps that are using a legacy embedded APK mechanism that is not optimised for Android Wear 2.0 will not appear on the new on-watch Play Store.
Android Wear 2.0 was first announced back in May 2016 at Google I/O. One of the biggest features of this update is that it will make Android Wear devices work a lot more independently instead of being dependent on a phone. Android Wear 2.0 will have its own on-watch Play Store, which is why the company is telling developers to update their app.
Aside from software update, it looks like Google will be launching two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of this year. Just last month, Google confirmed to The Verge that these new watches will be the flagship Android Wear 2.0 devices and will be the first ones to launch with the new platform, so keep your fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly for Google so we can get these updates as quickly as possible.
What’s new on Android Wear 2.0? Check out our previous post to find out more.
(Source: Android Police)