After releasing its Oreo update for Android Wear smartwatches, we now know exactly which devices will be receiving the fresh software.
Instead of the overhaul we saw through Android Wear 2.0, this is instead a more incremental update. Things like adjusting the vibration strength of notifications, a new touch lock feature and support for different languages and regions are now on board, with the LG Watch Sport one of the first to receive the refinements.
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The new rollout means that Wear will now run over Oreo, instead of Google's Nougat platform, with the company also releasing a list of watches available for the upgrade. Initially, this will include the Fossil Q Venture, Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon, Michael Kors Sofie, Montblanc Summit and, as we mentioned, the LG Watch Sport.
Now, take a deep breath for the rest of the watches set to receive things at a later date:
- 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 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
As you may have already realised, though, that mammoth list doesn't include every Android Wear device. Seeing support dropped is the Asus ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3, the Fossil Q Founder, the original Huawei Watch, LG Watch G Watch/Urbane, and the Moto 360 and 360 Sport. That doesn't mean they're completely left swirling in the wind — users will still be able to download Wear updates through the Play Store — but it does mean the underlying software will remain as Nougat.
We'll update this story as and when more devices are able to trade in Nougat for Oreo, but for now only six devices are able to make the jump.
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