Google releases Android Wear roadmap for the rest of the year

Google releases Android Wear roadmap for the rest of the year
On Thursday, we passed along some speculation about an October 15th update that will take Android Wear to version 2.0. Today, on Friday, Google posted a roadmap revealing its plans for updating the Android Wear platform for the remainder of the year. Google has said that it would be updating Android Wear often.

First on the roadmap is an update that will bring offline music playback and a GPS sensor to the watches. The update will allow music stored on an Android Wear powered watch, to be heard over Bluetooth headphones without the need for a smartphone to pair with. The next update will allow you to customize the face on your watch by changing the design. You can also decide to download a particular watch face that includes all of the information you want to see on your watch at one time. According to Google, watch faces are being worked on right now by developers, and will soon be available from the Google Play Store.

Google listed the latest watches that are using, or will be using, Android Wear. These models include the Motorola Moto 360, the Asus Zen Watch, the LG G Watch R and the Sony SmartWatch 3. All of these will be receiving the Android Wear updates, along with earlier Android Wear supported models like the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch.


source: Google via GSMArena

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11 Comments

1. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

So does that mean we can go for a run and leave are phone at home?

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You could do that with the original Gear Live and LG G Watch. But with the updates coming down the pipe for Android wear and pairing with Bluetooth headsets means you can definitely leave the phone at home.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wonder why the original two Android Wear devices were not shown in the lineup. Maybe its only for the new Android Wear devices.

8. Rydsmith unregistered

"All of these will be receiving the Android Wear updates, along with earlier Android Wear supported models like the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch." Read the article.

2. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I don't know. when I look at all 4 of these watches now, Asus watch looks the best to me.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's the beauty of Android wear and Android in general. You can choose what ever turns your fancy. There is no wrong choice. I prefer the round faces better, so for me Moto 360 or LG G Watch R.

7. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I still like the moto 360 the most. But w a metal band not leather.

11. spyhartigan

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Ooohhh......I thought i was alone.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

G watch R looks solid.

9. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

G WATCH R is looking like cheap CHINESE CLONE watches ,, Look how MOTO 360 looking Simple and ELEGANT

10. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

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