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Android Wear 2.0 release said to happen Feb. 9

by Brandon Russell | January 17, 2017January 17, 2017 10:30 am PDT

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Android Wear users have just a few more weeks to wait until Google’s massive 2.0 update hits. At least, that’s according to Evan Blass, who Tweeted the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update will be available to download on Feb. 9. That’s a Thursday, in case you were wondering.

The update lands nearly a year after it was initially unveiled. At Google I/O in May, Google said the update would be out in the fall, only to delay the software until early this year. The search giant still hasn’t provided Android Wear users with an exact date, but the company did tell developers that it would be out early February.

Android Wear 2.0 is expected to be available for 18 different smartwatches when it launches, including the Moto 360 Gen 2, LG Watch Urbane, Huawei Watch, and Asus ZenWatch 3. Below is the full list.

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3

Google is also expected to launch its own watches

In addition to rolling out an Android Wear update, Google is expected to launch two different smartwatches made by a third-party company. The company said these devices would be the first to launch with Android Wear 2.0, so we should expect those to be available very soon.

The new update includes standalone apps with Google Play Store support, handwriting recognition, cellular support, and complications for watch faces, among other updates.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...