Android Wear 2.0 rumored to launch October 15th

Android Wear 2.0 rumored to launch October 15th
According to a report published on Thursday, Android Wear will be updated to version 2.0 next month. The report says that the update will be arriving to the appropriate watches starting on October 15th, via an OTA update. There is speculation that the timing of the Android Wear 2.0 release, is planned to coincide with the launch of the Mototola Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R.

So what new features should you expect in Android Wear 2.0? Besides the usual bug fixes and software enhancements, we could see support for GPS and Bluetooth headphones. There is no guarantee that the Android Wear 2.0 update will have that exact moniker, and the timing of its release is still up in the air.

As it is, another update to Android Wear is expected first, and will improve navigation and voice commands on the platform. Google says that Android Wear will be updated often. If all of the features that Google expects to add to Android Wear are completed before the end of the year, it could make watches powered by the OS much tougher competition for the Apple iWatch. The latter could be unveiled next Tuesday, but might not be released until next year. In that scenario, any improvements made to Android Wear might drive sales of devices like the LG G Watch, LG G Watch R, Motorola Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear Live, before the iWatch enters the picture.

source: AndroidPolice via BGR

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8 Comments

1. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

What are the odds that Motorola figured out a way to remove the black bar at the bottom of the 360, hence the big delay. THAT WOULD ROCK!

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Google needs to lose that "OK, Google" text at the top of the watch, as shown on the IFA LG "R" watch images. That is just plain ugly. If they want to put a reminder that they are always listening, maybe they should have a little icon of Larry Page smiling and an NSA logo.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, it's not like people need to be reminded that they can say "OK Google" every time they look at the watch. It should just tell you about the "OK Google" feature when you first start the watch and do the tutorial...

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you actually owned any Android wear device. Then you would know that the "OK Google" does not show up on the actual watch faces. But continue to do so and spread your ignorance all over these posts. Please continue and let the people see how ignorant you really are.

8. andyroberts

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

It's not present in the preloaded watchfaces. All custom watch faces have this intrusive "OK Google" text that overlays the watch face. Really annoying.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

no support for the G watch and gear live then

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Never buy the first device of its kind...

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I feel like there are going to be some aesthetic changes too...

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