Android Wear 2.0: which smartwatches will get the update and when

Android Wear is about to get better. A lot better. We're not exactly sure when, but we know it will, just like anyone who watched the Google I/O opening keynote. At the event, Google announced the biggest update to Android Wear so far, with improved watchface functionality, better fitness tracking, extended battery life, and the option for apps to function independently, without relying on a paired smartphone. Even handwriting recognition and a keyboard have been thrown in! How cool is that? 

However, there are still some blanks that Google hasn't filled in. For instance, we don't yet have an exact Android Wear 2.0 release date. We know it is going to launch this coming fall, but we can't say when.

What's a bit clearer, on the other hand, is which of the existing Android Wear smartwatches will get the Android Wear 2.0 update. The second edition LG Watch Urbane and the Huawei Watch are certainly getting the new software, as they're already eligible for a preview of the platform – developers and adventurers can download the Android Wear 2.0 beta and give it a try if they have one of these. We're also lead to believe that the newer, second-gen Moto 360 and the Asus ZenWatch 2 will be updated, since they both appear in images on the platform's promotional web page. 

Of course, other wearables running Android Wear could get Wear 2.0 as well – the hardware specs on Wear gadgets revolve mostly around the same processor and RAM amount. But at the end of the day, we can't be sure until we get an official confirmation on the matter, and that's not likely to happen until later this year.

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1. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

How could they miss the draw letters to open app feature ?

2. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

They need to get the update to the legendary moto 360

3. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

They forgot Lg G Watch

4. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Sorry to be "That Guy", but... The article headline says "Android Wear 2.0: which smartwatches will get the update and when" When will the update happen? You speculate some time in the fall, but ultimately "we can't say when" Ok then, which devices will get it? You've seen some pictures, but "we can't be sure until we get an official confirmation on the matter" So tell us... exactly why did you bother to write this article?

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My urbane 2 and zen watch 2 were ready for this months ago!!

6. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im looking forward to see my ZenWatch 2 get the update

7. andhraking17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

i think lg g watch is out of the list.

8. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

What is this nonesense!! All smart watches running android wear should get the 2.0 update! Especially the first gen Moto 360 (it only received a small update so far) and other popular smart watches.

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