Android Oreo starts rolling out to Android Wear watches
Two months after releasing the beta version of the Android 8.0 Oreo for LG Watch Sport, Google has started rolling out the final update. According to Google, the update is being released on December 7 and will be reached to other supported Android Wear over the comings days or in weeks.
According to the Company, the major changes in Android Wear include vibration strength settings for notifications, touch lock, support for more languages and countries, and battery-saving improvements. With the Android Oreo upgrade, you are able to choose the types of notifications as you want rather than muting all of them. It has more new restrictions on running apps in the background unless they are visible in the notification section.
Google has revealed the list of Android Wear getting an Android Oreo updates and also revealed the list which Smartwatch will receive the update in the coming weeks. According to the company, the first update was released for Fossil Q Venture, Louis Vuitton Tambour, Michael Kors Sofie, Montblanc Summit and LG Watch sports. Android Oreo-based Android Wear eventually adds twenty-five more other Android smartwatches. You can just find the list below of 25 smartwatches which will receive Android Oreo update.
List of Android Wear:
• Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20
• Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch
• Diesel Full Guard
• Emporio Armani Connected
• Fossil Q Control
• Fossil Q Explorist
• Fossil Q Founder 2.0
• Fossil Q Marshal
• Fossil Q Wander
• Gc Connect
• Guess Connect
• Huawei Watch 2
• Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
• LG Watch Style
• Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
• Michael Kors Access Dylan
• Michael Kors Access Grayson
• Misfit Vapor
• Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E
• Movado Connect
• Nixon Mission
• Polar M600
• TAG Heuer Tag Connected Modular 45
• Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
• ZTE Quartz
Features of new Android Wear version:
- It improves the notification vibration strength setting.
- Have a feature of touch-lock option for wet conditions.
- It Support for 7 new countries/languages including Honduras & Paraguay, Spanish in El Salvador, Dutch in Belgium and more.
- Choose the types of notification rather muting all of them.
- Saves battery by restricting the background apps.
As we know the LG Watch sports get the beta update, it is the first Android Wear smartwatch to get the final Android Oreo update. The other Android Wear smartwatches will get Oreo shortly. Additionally, ASUS ZenWatch wearables, the older LG G Watch models, and the second gen Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport are currently missing from the list. It means these smartwatches will never get updated to Android Oreo. Do check the list of Android Wear which getting Android Oreo update and feel free to comment down below.