Android Wear 2.0 coming in February
After the usual stream of rumors and leaks, Google announced Android Wear 2 back in May 2016. Back then, a developer preview build also surfaced, next to the promise that the public release would occur by the end of 2016. Unfortunately, in September Google announced the delay of this launch to early 2017. Now, it looks like the February launch has been confirmed.
According to an email obtained by Android Police, "Android Wear 2.0 is launching in early February 2017." Taking things one step further, Google also confirmed to ZDNet the accuracy of this email, so it is certain that Google Android Wear 2.0 is set to arrive at the beginning of February. The update is expected to offer a built-in Play Store so apps can be finally downloaded and installed on the watch without having to use a connected smartphone, as well as various other improvements.
Since Google also confirmed back in December the launch of two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, an early February for this update seems a good choice. Although Google does not usually launch products at MWC, the two upcoming smart wearables could be an exception.