The next version of Google’s smartwatch operating system is slated to arrive on February 9th, according to mobile reporter Evan Blass. The leak follows last week’s report that Google had notified developers of Android Wear 2.0’s upcoming release so they could prepare to update apps for continued support.
Blass is also reporting that Android Wear 2.0 will arrive first to two new smartwatches manufactured by LG: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. Both watches feature circular OLED displays, 4GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Sport version will reportedly offer LTE service, a heart rate sensor, and GPS. We’ll hear more details about these watches when they’re officially announced and showcased at Mobile World Congress in late February.
Since we didn’t see many smartwatches launch over the holiday season, Android Wear 2.0 will likely roll out to older flagship devices as well, such as the Moto 360. We’ve reached out to Google for comment and will update if we hear back. For now, I guess it’s time to mark your calendars.