Google has announced that they’ll be rebranding Android Wear as Wear OS.
After being delayed by a few months, the Android Wear 2.0 update is finally making it’s way to the Asus ZenWatch 3.
Google made a few announcements at their I/O 2017 keynote about Android, VR/AR, YouTube, Google Assistant and more.
And if you missed the keynote, here it is:
Google has (quietly) released the LG Watch Style in the Canadian Google Store, just a few short months after it first launched in the US.
After a few leaks, Google and LG’s smartwatch collaboration was finally announced. Together they have revealed the first two watches that will be running Android Wear 2.0, the Watch Style and Watch Sport.
To give you a better overview about the new update, Google released this video.
With launch of Android Wear 2.0 imminent (on February 9th), it’s about time we see leaks about what the first smartwatches running the new update will look that.
Android Wear smartwatches have been around for almost three years now, and even though they haven’t been as popular as the Apple Watch but nonetheless, they’re still on par with it.
Smartwatches running Android Wear come in all shapes and sizes and even luxury watch brands such as Michael Kors are creating their own Android Wear smartwatches with their take (aside from the software, which remains the same on all Android Wear watches)
Google made quite a few announcements during their I/O 2016 keynote. From a new way to talk to Google to an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home and of course a looking at upcoming versions of Android and Android Wear.
For those who might have missed the keynote:
Google also had the keynote available in 360 video:
Google first introduced the world to Android Wear, back in March 2014. At that same time, Google also announced teased some of the smartwatches that would be coming running their new software platform, one of those was the original Moto 360.
It was the first real smartwatch with a round display. It was significant because most standard watches are round and that what was Motorola was trying to go after.
Today (January 7th, 2016) is the second official day of CES 2016 and there were still a few announcements that were made but not as many as the past few days.
The Motorola brand for smartphones will soon be a thing of the past.