Android Wear 2.0 on launch ramp: arrives in February 2017

Google ready to launch the new version of the operating system for wearable devices, but not only. Two new Nexus smartwatches are also ready

Google has begun notifying mobile app developers that it will soon kick off the release of Android Wear 2.0, after repeatedly postponing it since September 2016. The new version of the smartwatch operating system will make an appearance in February 2017, although the exact date is not yet known.

Wear 2.0, which adds a long list of new features compared to the first version of the operating system, was unveiled during the Google I/O conference in May 2016. Thanks to this new version, smartwatches from the green dot will provide a higher level of accessibility and a greater degree of independence, eliminating the constraint of having to be synchronized with an Android or iOS smartphone. The release date of Android Wear 2.0 was initially set for September 2016, but the development team was forced to postpone due to some bugs discovered in the final stages before the release.

Coming soon are two Google smartwatches

Along with the new release of the wearable operating system, Google is also expected to release two smartwatches belonging to the successful Nexus family of products. Although little is still known about the two wearable devices, some speculate that they will support digital payments thanks to Android Pay and will be equipped with Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence digital assistant that made its debut with the Google Pixel, the Mountain View company's new smartphone.