Mobvoi Ticwatch E and S smartwatches are getting Android Oreo Wear OS updates

Mobvoi Ticwatch E and S smartwatches are getting Android Oreo Wear OS updates
Since Google introduced its new platform for wearable devices, Wear OS, many smartwatch makers announced their customers they will provide the update at some point this year. The Mobvoi team said back in February that two of its smartwatches, the Ticwatch S and Tickwach E will be updated to Android Wear sometime during the month of March.

A month later, the company backtracked on its initial statement and said that due to unexpected circumstances, the Android Oreo Wear update for these smartwatches had to be delayed to the end of April.

In early May, Mobvoi finally confirmed that, while it doesn't have a fixed date, the Android Oreo Wear rollout should kick off in a few days. Mobvoi is rolling out the update in batches as follows:

  • 10%: 11th May 2018
  • 50%: 14th May 2018
  • 100%: 16th May 2018 

Last but not least, Mobvoi listed some of the main changes included in the Android Oreo Wear update that the Ticwatch E and Ticwatch S smartwatches are getting right now. You can find them all below, but others, smaller ones, may be implemented as well:

  1. Notification vibration strength setting
  2. Touch lock option for wet conditions
  3. Support for 7 new countries/languages
  4. Notification Channels
  5. Battery saving background limits

Both Ticwatch smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS devices and come with Google Assistant pre-installed. The Ticwatch E is available for purchase for $157, while the Ticwatch S is priced to sell for $200 at Amazon.

source: Mobvoi via 9to5Google
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