Google was initially supposed to release Android Wear 2.0 in the fall last year but the company decided to delay it because it wanted to polish things up a bit. Google said back then that it would release Android Wear 2.0 early in 2017. It appears that we might finally have a launch date. Android Wear 2.0 release is now likely to take place in February.
Google has been sending out emails to developers informing them that the next major update of its OS for wearable devices is going to be released early next month.
Android Wear 2.0 was announced back at the Google I/O 2016 conference. It brings a handful of new customization and messaging features aside from a plethora of user interface and user experience tweaks. It also puts the Play Store on smartwatches so it will be easier for users to download apps for their smartwatches.
The email that Google is sending out to developers is to inform them that “Android Wear 2.0 is launching in early February 2017,” and that they should start optimizing their apps for the latest iteration.
Many of Google’s biggest Android Wear partners decided not to launch new smartwatches last year. It’s likely that they might come out with a couple of new smartwatches after Android Wear 2.0 is released.
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