Google is in the news again. This time it has announced the list of Android Wear watches that would be updated with the Android 8.0 software in the near future. In lieu to this, a post by community manager Ernest depicts the list of Android Wear watches that would be getting this update and also the ones to get in the future, in the Google Support portal.
So, some of the names in the list that would be soon receiving this Android Wear Oreo update includes the Diesel Full Guard, Emporio Armani Connected, Huawei Watch 2, and Misfit Vapor, out of the total of 25 models in the list. With this, popular models from Michael Kors and HUGO BOSS are also eligible for this software update. The models that have already received the update rolling includes the LG Watch Sport, Fossil Q Venture, and Montblanc Summit.
For the ones, who are missing out on this update enlists names like Moto 360 and the Asus ZenWatch 2. These wearables would stay back on Android 7.0 Nougat, though they would still receive bug fixes and security updates and so on for the foreseeable future.
Further, the post also mentions that only the device manufacturer would have detailed information regarding the availability and timelines for the Android Oreo update on the respective variants.
More on the Oreo update:
The Oreo update is basically a much-hyped phenomenon, which really doesn’t rope in a huge list of new features. For instance, the features state of improved battery life, customization options for the vibration function, and support for a few extra languages.
To be frank, this is definitely not an upgrade of the magnitude of Android Wear 3.0, which in all probability might roll out the next year. Basically, the smartwatch would just run a bit more smoothly and would also require less of charging.
Google seems to lay emphasis on its Android Wear catalog of smartwatches at a time when many analysts and users alike wonder if Google is serious about its wearables platform. With this, the company has also recently stopped selling all non-Google, Android Wear watches via the Google Store. Also, Apple, earlier this year, had become the world’s biggest watchmaker with the commendable success of its Apple Watch in the last few years.