The next major software update to Google’s smartwatch operating system, Android Wear 2.0, will be coming to us next month. The exact date isn’t confirmed yet, but Google is now informing developers of an upcoming release just a couple of weeks away, with the intention of helping those with unsupported Android Wear code so that they can be prepared to update their applications or they might find their software unavailable in Google’s Play Store.
To be particular what Google is trying to do is essentially ensure that developers have to update their apps, and in so doing, they can run these applications in standalone mode. This means that the Android Wear devices can run without dependency on a connected smartphone to connect to Wi-Fi networks and start installing their own apps. This standalone feature is the major hallmark signature of the Android Wear 2.0.
Rolling back to last September, Google had postponed the release of its next version of Android Wear further away to 2017 so it can work out some issues it was facing. It was also working on 2 unannounced smartwatches on its own, partnering up with an unnamed manufacturer, which it had collaborated with before in the past.
The new watches were confirmed not have the Google or Pixel branding. Nevertheless, they will be considered flagship devices and they will be the first hardware to be launch after the release of Android Wear 2.0. Considering the impending software release next month, we will probably expect Google to release its watch announcements soon as well.