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Android Wear 2.0 coming in February

Android Wear smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 coming in February 2017
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After being mentioned a few times by Google, also having to face a few delays, Android Wear 2.0 is now finally on its way for a February launch, according to an email sent to developers.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-12 (Update: 2017-01-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.