Google kicked off the Android Wear launch at Google I/O, announcing the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch as the first pieces of hardware running their wearable version of the OS. Since that initial launch we’ve seen a couple of small updates to the devices, but over night, Google has outlined some upcoming updates which will be headed out to all Android Wear devices, both current and future.
The updates include a couple of features which Sony outlined in the release of their Android Wear running SmartWatch 3 at IFA, namely that they will be bringing GPS Support and offline music playback via Bluetooth headphones to Android Wear:
Next, will be something which Google promised in July – support for downloadable watch faces.
So, when will we see these updates? During their Twitter Q&A, Google previously advised that they would be updating all Android Wear watches themselves. With the next major update to Android Wear, Google advised that the update would be coming ‘as soon as they’re ready in the coming months’. When that would be has been tentatively suggested by Android Police, as being October 15th, but we’ll soon find out.
With new functionality coming, this could factor into which Android Wear watch people are looking at and what hardware will be available. Which Android Wear watch are you buying?