According to the journalist Evan Blass (@evleaks), often very well informed on the market of the mobility, Android Wear 2.0 would be finally available from February 9th. A date that corresponds to previous reports that Google’s connected watches system would be updated at the beginning of February. While the release of Android Wear 2.0 was originally scheduled for last fall, Google finally announced that its system for connected watches would be updated from the beginning of next month.
Last May, Google announced version 2.0 of its system for watches and connected devices, Android Wear. A new version originally scheduled for an autumn release before it is eventually postponed by Google to 2017 last September. This Wednesday, we finally learned that Android Wear 2.0 will be released in early February as Google announced in an email sent to developers.
Android Wear 2.0 will be launched in early February 2017. It includes a new Play Store in the watch to help users discover applications directly from their wrists, “Google said in its mail. The firm is thus encouraging developers to update their applications so that they are compatible with Android Wear 2.0 and can be installed from the Play Store on the connected watch.
In addition to the Play Store, which is directly accessible from a smartwatch, Android Wear 2.0 should also allow watches to operate independently of a smartphone, offer more interactive dials, a Material Design interface and a keyboard system directly accessible on the screen. Version 2.0 of Android Wear will however be available only for the latest connected watches and not the very first models released in 2014.