Android Wear 2.0 Makes Good On Uber Promise

Android Wear 2.0 Makes Good On Uber Promise

Along with its introduction, Google also revealed a list of current-generation watches eligible to get the update. As of now, only LG Watch Sport and Watch Style come with Android Wear 2.0, and only LG Watch Sport comes with LTE.

Google announced the Android Wear 2.0, the major Wear update since its inception last week.

Do note that your smartwatch has to come with LTE capabilities along with Android Wear 2.0 for you to be able to make use of the app without having your smartphone in its vicinity. Sony, meanwhile, seems to be disinterested in the smartwatch market.

Given that the SmartWatch 3 was launched in 2014 and will turn three years old, the consumers are not taking the news lightly as the petition has already received 2,926 signatures till now. In Sony's words, they "found the current operating system version delivered the most consistent and stable experience". It remains to be seen if Sony and Google will take the petition into consideration and make the update available to users. What Sony is saying is that this device can only support up to Android Wear 1.5, and so 2.0 is out of the question. The update brings users the option to download apps directly to their watches from the on-watch Google Play Store.

Standalone apps is another distinguished feature of Android Wear 2.0.

That said, the Uber app will be a standalone app - it will not require a tethered mobile device or a partner app to work.

With Android Wear 2.0 for the first time incorporates the Goole Assistant in smartwatches.