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Google announced one of their largest updates for Android Wear at Google I/O in May with Android Wear 2.0 – based on Android Nougat – coming to watches later this year. The update will bring standalone apps, a massive Google Fit update and an update to watch faces which will let you mix and mix complications on your favourite Android Wear watch face.

The biggest question we’re getting every time we post news about an Android Wear watch face though is ‘Will X get the Android Wear 2.0 update’? Thankfully, reddit user konrad-iturbehas taken the time to compile a list of devices in line for the update based on publicly available tweets, spec pages and more showing the state of which company will be updating their watches to Android Wear 2.0. Take some of the responses with a grain of salt as they’re from the social media team who may not always have the latest information available:

Huawei:

LGE:

ASUS:

Motorola/Lenovo:

  • Moto 360 v1: NO, got a reply from Motorola, it's up to Google
  • Moto 360 v2: PROBABLY, as seen on the Android Developer page
  • Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 2.46.05 pm

  • Moto 360 Sport: UNCONFIRMED

Sony:

  • Sony SmartWatch 3: UNCONFIRMED, based on this tweet:
  • https://twitter.com/sonyxperia/status/735571411159375872

Fossil:

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

Samsung:

No information as of right now

Tag Heuer:

  • Tag Heuer Connected: YES based on this tweet:

Casio

  • Casio WSD F10: Unconfirmed

It’s a long list, but it’s a fairly comprehensive one. There’s two watches not on the list, the previously announced Nixon Mission and Michale Kors smartwatches. Both are due for release ‘later this year’ and it’s entirely possible that they are holding back the launch to launch with Android Wear 2.0 later this year – this is pure speculation on my part.

The results are inconclusive for the most part and this is thanks to the companies themselves being rather coy about whether the watches will get updates. Google said at Google I/O that they are working with each partner to see if they can bring the update to the already released watches so nothing is gospel until something official is announced by the companies themselves.

Have you seen anything that debunks the information on this list? Let us know.

Source: reddit.
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    Das boot
    Das boot
    4 years ago

    Ummm – Samsung doesnt care about android wear – they have the excellent samsung gear s2 (which will receive a big update soon)

    Daniel Tyson
    Reply to  Das boot
    4 years ago

    Samsung themselves are not willing to agree with you officially. Their official stance is that they support the platform. The recent stories regarding Samsung abandoning the platform were answered by Samsung themselves with this statement: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” Regarding the Gear S2, it’s Ok, but support has not been a massive thing beyond companies Samsung paid to get on board initially. No new partnerships signed up etc. there may be more announced at IFA with the… Read more »

    Peter
    Peter
    4 years ago

    I really hope they do release it for the LG G Watch.

    Do you know any technical reason why they couldn’t?

    Daniel Tyson
    Reply to  Peter
    4 years ago

    Biggest barrier is the lack of physical button. Basically they could engineer around it, but really it’d be more effort than it’s worth.