Android Wear 2.0 set for 9 February

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Android Wear 2.0 may be only days away, with Google announcing that its OS update will arrive in early February and Evan Blass naming the day as 9 February based on his (usually spot on) sources.

The "early February" date is according to an email sent out to Google Play developers, and posted by this Google+ user, among other devs who have shared it. The email states Android Wear 2.0 will arrive in "early February" and reiterates the addition of the new on-watch Play Store.

Android Wear 2.0 was anticipated to launch last year, but in September Google announced it would be pushed back into 2017, disappointing many people, not least our Editor in Chief Paul Lamkin.

Google is also expected to announce two of its own smartwatches early this year, although exactly when is yet unknown. Android Wear 2.0 will be made available on some - though not all - existing Android Wear devices around the same time.

Read next: Testing Casio's WSD-F20, Android Wear for the great outdoors

Alongside the onboard Play Store, Wear 2.0 will finally be getting Android Pay, along with other improvements to complications and support for contextual smart replies.

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Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.


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