Oreo rollout for Android Wear devices begins today, here's what's new

Google has been on a roll over the past week. After releasing the December security patch, Android Oreo 8.1Android Oreo Go, and Chrome 63, the tech giant has now announced the rollout of Android Oreo for wearable devices. 

The update is perhaps smaller than some would have expected, but it does bring a few changes on board. Here's the complete list of new features: 

  • Vibration settings for notifications - Normal, Long, and Double
  • Touch lock feature allows users to disable touch-to-wake functionality. Useful in wet conditions.
  • Toggle for manually enabling "Battery saver" mode.
  • Battery saving background limits
  • Notification channels for apps
  • Support for 7 new countries/languages - Dutch (Belgium), Czech, Spanish (El Salvador), Spanish (Honduras), Spanish (Paraguay), Portuguese (Portugal), English (Nigeria)

Google hasn't confirmed the list of devices that will receive the update first, as timing will be determined by the manufacturers. However, we do know that the LG Watch Sport will be one of the first timepieces on the list, as the Android Wear Oreo beta was launched on that particular device.

source: Google via GSMArena



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 569; Member since: May 02, 2016

i love how google cares about my country ( Nigeria ) even one of the wallpapers on the pixel 2 is shot in Lagos .. google maps getting better and better and Android one devices are coming to us .. thanks Google .

3. samgsam

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

That's something Google is good at. They do care about other countries too unlike apple, who only cares about money.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

For a second there I thought my watch already got this update the day I bought it on Black Friday. I realize it doesn't have it because it's lacking the new languages but it appears to have all the other features.

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