Google Announces Watches That Will Get an Oreo 8.0 Update

By Techpads | Last Updated: December 12, 2017- 4:59 pm
Android Oreo Update to Smartwatches

Some of the watches are the Emporio Armani Connected, Diesel Full Guard, Huawei Watch 2 and Misfit Vapor. Models from Hugo Boss and Michael Kors will also be upgraded.


Google has release a list of its Android Wear smart watches that are to get an Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. A post on the company’s support portal discloses the list of watches that would receive the update, along with the watches that will be upgraded in the near future. According to the list, 25 models of Android Wear smart watches will get an Oreo 8.0 update. Some of the watches are the Emporio Armani Connected, Diesel Full Guard, Huawei Watch 2 and Misfit Vapor. Models from Hugo Boss and Michael Kors will also be upgraded. Some of the models which have started receiving the update include the Fossil Q Venture, LG Watch Sport and Montblanc Summit.

The post indicates that only the manufacturer of the device will have all the relevant details about the timelines and availability of the Oreo update on respective variants. The Oreo 8.0 update comes with new features which offer longer battery life, customization in terms of vibrations as well as support for some more languages, to name a few.

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched in India in September. This device comes with a new S3 processor which means that Siri can talk out of the smartwatch.

 

Users can Avail Android Wear 2.0 Features via Google Play Store

Some of the wearables which do not figure in the list include the Asus ZenWatch 2 and Moto 360. These watches will continue to run on Android 7.0 Nougat. However, they will receive security updates and bug fixes sometime in the future.

The company had announced in October this year that it will be upgrading watches to some features of Android Wear 2.0 through the Google Play Store. According to Google, this will enable timely improvements from OEMs when it comes to releasing software updates. The company has recently stopped using the Google store to sell non-Google Android wearables.