Say hi to the Android Wear 2.0
Android Wear 2.0 has finally received a release date. Google had presented the new version of Android Wear at its developer conference Google I / O in May 2016. The release of the Smartwatch operating system was expected for the autumn of the same year. However, this had initially shifted to an undetermined date.
The launch date of Android Wear 2.0 is 9 February. At least Evan Blass claims this on his Twitter account @evleaks. Evan Blass is very reliable in such matters. Therefore it can be assumed that this date is correct. Another indication of the release of Android Wear 2.0 in early February is an email that Google had sent to app developers about a week ago. The company calls on the developers to adapt their applications to the new version of Android Wear. Google would not have sent this e-mail if the release of Android Wear 2.0 was not imminent.
However, the question arises as to who will benefit from operating system updates at all. Undoubtedly, all new Android smartwatches that will be released this year will be equipped with Android Wear 2.0. However, it is unlikely that older devices that have been available for more than half a year will receive the update.
In general, the smartwatch market is growing and is very difficult to estimate. The Apple Watch did not reach the expected sale figures last year by far not after initial successes, and Motorola has announced that no further Smartwatches to be built by them. On the other hand, manufacturers of classic wristwatches have now started to manufacture smartwatches and also Google itself has promised a smart watch.