Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?


Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it. However, things are moving in the right direction, as the Android Wear roll-out goes to prove.

Google says that Android Oreo has already hit a number of smartwatches, with the LG Watch Sport being among the first five such devices to get the update. Question is, will your Android Wear devices get it as well?

For Fossil Q Venture, Louis Vuitton Tambour, Michael Kors Sofie and Montblanc Summit users, the good news is that the Android Oreo update should already be available, according to the Android Wear team. These devices are supported in the first-wave of the roll-out.

The Android Wear team adds that Android Wear Oreo (8.0), as it's officially called, will be available on the following devices next:

  • 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 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

However, it is not exactly clear when the update will be ready on users' devices. Google says that users should contact the device manufacturer for this kind of information.

But what is new in Android Wear Oreo (8.0)? Well, here are the major improvements: a setting for notification vibration strength, a touch lock option for wet conditions, support for seven more languages or countries, notification channels and battery saving background limits.

It is worth noting that while Google is still talking about Android 8.0 Oreo in relation to Android Wear, smartphone and tablet users are starting to be treated to Android 8.1, which was released a week ago. To find out what is new in that release, check this article.

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