Google updates list of Android Wear smartwatches receiving Oreo update

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Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear is the name of the Android OS that is made for smartwatches. Earlier this year, the platform received an update to new version bringing it to Android Wear 2.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Admittedly, some components of Android Wear can be updated via Play Store, but it needs to receive official OTA update to succeed the software version.

Google recently rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo-based version of Android Wear, starting with LG’s Watch Sport and some other models. The new version of Android Wear brought several enhancements and improvements including a new touch lock option, more extensive support for languages and countries, and customisable vibration. Now, in its latest move, Google has updated its list of Android smartwatches that will be receiving the latest Oreo-based Android Wear update.

Smartwatches that will receive Android Wear Oreo(8.0) update within this week or have already received:

  1. Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  2. Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  3. Fossil Q Control
  4. Huawei Watch 2
  5. LG Watch Style
  6. MIsfit Vapor
  7. Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  8. Nixon Mission
  9. Polar M600
  10. ZTE Quartz
  11. Misfit Vapor
  12. TAG Heuer Tag Connected Modular 45

Smartwatches that will eventually receive Android Wear Oreo (8.0) update:

  1. Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
  2. Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
  3. Diesel Full Guard
  4. Emporio Armani Connected
  5. Fossil Q Control
  6. Fossil Q Explorist
  7. Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  8. Fossil Q Marshal
  9. Fossil Q Wander
  10. Gc Connect
  11. Guess Connect
  12. Huawei Watch 2
  13. Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  14. Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  15. Michael Kors Access Dylan
  16. Michael Kors Access Grayson
  17. Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
  18. Movado Connect
  19. Polar M600
  20. Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You

Notably, Google has also dropped some smartwatches from the list including the ASUS ZenWatch 2, ASUS ZenWatch 3, Original Fossil Q Founder, LG G Watch R, LG G Watch Urbane, LG G Watch Urbane LTE, 2nd-gen Moto 360, Moto 360 Sport and the original Huawei Watch. These watches will be getting the Android Wear updates for security purposes while staying on the Nougat-based version.

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