Android Wear 2.0 Update? Here Is A Handy List Of What We Currently Know

By 08:34 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments


Google came prepared for I/O 2016 and packed the keynote with a few exciting announcements. Many of these, however, like the recent Daydream VR platform in Android left us wondering about availability and support. The same goes for Android Wear 2.0, which was showcased on stage in an impressive presentation of recent features, but we never got word on whether and when we will experience it on our smartwatch.


In the absence of any official support list, as of yet the only solution is to deduce and hunt around for fragmented information. This is exactly what user konrad-iturbe on Reddit set out to do and the following are his findings thus far:

Huawei:

  • Huawei Watch: YES, Developer Preview available

LG:

  • LG G Watch SQUARE: NO, confirmed by LG USA twitter
  • LG G Watch R ROUND: YES, confirmed by several LG microsites: UK - Screenshot
  • LG G Watch Urbane ROUND: YES, confirmed by spanish LG microsite
  • LG G Watch Urbane 2gen LTE: YES, Developer Preview available

ASUS:

  • ASUS ZenWatch 1: UNCONFIRMED, No button on the side, probably no wear 2.0
  • ASUS ZenWatch 2: PROBABLY, the Android developer site has an image of the ASUS ZenWatch 2 with Wear 2.0

Motorola/Lenovo:

  • Moto 360 v1: UNCONFIRMED, got a reply from Motorola, it's up to Google
  • Moto 360 v2: PROBABLY, as seen on the Android Developer page
  • Moto 360 Sport: UNCONFIRMED

Sony:

  • Sony SmartWatch 3: UNCONFIRMED, got a reply: cannot comment on future updates at this time

Fossil:

  • Fossil Q Founder: UNCONFIRMED, waiting for reply from Fossil

Samsung:

  • Samsung Gear Live: UNCONFIRMED, twitter reply: they cannot speculate, full text

No information as of correct now

Tag Heuer:

  • Tag Heuer Connected: YES, tweet - screenshot

Casio

  • Casio WSD F10: Unconfirmed

It is worth noting that as with all things Android, unofficial ports for other devices are bound to arrive at some point. Judging from the users original post, the efforts towards porting the Operating System (OS) over to the the original LG G Watch have already started, but it might not be such an easy endeavor, due to hardware absences, like the speaker.


As for the compatibility list itself, it is sure to grow as the Android 2.0 release, promised for some time this descend draws nearer. Frankly, at this stage, it seems even Google hasn't quite ironed out all the details yet, so a bit more patience is in order.

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