Android Wear 2.0 should be released on October 15, marking the first major update to Google’s wearable OS.
Although the first Android Wear devices have only been out a couple of months, Google is allegedly preparing to update its smartwatch OS next month.
According to AndroidPolice’s unnamed sources, Android Wear devices will start receiving an OTA update on or around October 15.
There’s no guarantee that this update will officially be called Android Wear 2.0, but it will be quite major software iteration for the OS.
There haven’t been any full details outlined by Google yet for its next Android Wear update, but Bluetooth headset and GPS support are most definitely on the menu.
“One of the things we’re going to be able to do is add the ability for these devices to start working with some of the other devices you might wear on your body. So we’ll have an update coming that allows you pair a Bluetooth headset with your watch”, explained Google’s Director of Engineering for Android Wear, David Singleton during a recent CNET interview.
“Alongside that, we’re introducing GPS support for the platform. So that’s obviously only for devices that have the GPS hardware. But we’re excited about those two features together because it unlocks a whole set of new use cases.”
Google has also suggested that a future software update for Android Wear will allow third party developers to create watch faces and put them up for download from Google Play.
Such an October 15 release date would tie in well with the Motorola Moto 360 and LG G Watch R launch in the UK, with both wearables touching down at some point next month.