Android Wear 2.0 Release Date: The Solution to Drying-Up Smartwatch Industry; Nexus-Like Flagship Watches Reportedly Substitute Smartphones [VIDEO]By Xien Palacios, UniversityHerald Reporter
Google is reportedly releasing two flagship smartwatches in the early months of 2017. With the new Nexus-like wearables, do people will finally say goodbye to smartphones and choose watches for daily activities? Read more details here!
What to Expect from Android Wear 2.0?
Google has made it once again - collaborating with a third-party manufacturer to deliver a product that will definitely carry their name. The same thing that happens to Nexus 6P phone with HTC, Google is releasing another flagship wearable product for 2017 in which they call Android Wear 2.0.
Unlike the previous smartwatches made by Google, Android Wear 2.0 is said to be the solution to the drying-up Smartwatch industry. According to PC Mag, the two upcoming flagship smartwatches of Google will be different and is presumed to stand out among rivals such as Samsung Gear, Apple Watch and FitBit Pebble because of its notable features.
Accordingly, Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches are said to be installed with standalone applications in which users may not need to use a smartphone. For example, Android Pay and Google Assistant for voice-controlled commands are among the apps that are supported by the upcoming wearables.
The Product Manager of Android Wear Jeff Chang did not revealed so much about Android Wear 2.0 aside from saying that there will be two of them that will come in different sizes. Rumors suggesting that aside from the standalone supported apps, the bigger one (with codename "Angelfish") is presumed to be a sporty one with incorporated features such as heart-rate monitor, GPS and LTE and the smaller one (with codename "Swordfish") will be more of a fitness tracker.
Android Wear 2.0 Release Date
The fifth and final developers preview for the new Android Wear 2.0 is scheduled in January. According to The Verge, aside from Google releasing the flagship watches in 2017, partners are also expected to launch devices with Android Wear 2.0 support throughout the year and one example of it is Apple's iOS devices.