Android Wear 2.0 Update Details Emerge

Running on a QualComm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, the 4G version of the Huawei Watch 2 has an independent and cellular connection allowing the user to send messages, make calls without needing to be in bluetooth range of their phone.

When Android Wear 2.0 went live in February, debuted on the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style, Google stated that it had internally tested the updated operating system on all of the watches on the update-list but it was up to the individual brands as to when they wanted to set the software loose on their smartwatches. Fossil will be releasing Android Wear 2.0 on all of its smartwatches in May this year.

According to Android Central, now that Google announced Assistant, it will be expected to roll out to anything runs Android 6.0 or higher as a Google Search update. The only smartwatches that are now running Android Wear 2.0 are LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style as they were launched recently.

More importantly, the app also now adds a new watch-face to the Android Wear 2.0 interface which is clean and provides all the information that the user will need. On the contrary, the ZenWatch 2 did not get new features, but the update brought much-needed security fixes for it.

Fossil has stated that Wear 2.0 will be arriving for all of its smartwatches - so that's the Q Founder, Q Marshal and Q Wander - in the middle of this month.

Even though Android Wear 2.0 is already here, not every smartwatch company has confirmed whether or not their current Android Wear devices will be receiving the new OS.

Thanks to Android Wear 2.0's decreased reliance on a linked smartphone, somebody picking up a brand new Android Wear 2.0 device can pop a SIM card in there or find some Wi-Fi, set up their watch, then hit the Play Store to grab the Facer app.

  • Carolyn Briggs