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Android Wear 2.0 Comes To Asus ZenWatch 2

Jul 21, 2017 12:41 PM EDT


Google has released Android Wear 2.0 in early 2017 and till now only a few of the watches have received it and many are still waiting for the update. However, after months and months of waiting, the Android Wear 2.0 update is finally rolling out to the Asus ZenWatch 2, but notably for the 1.63-inch variant.

This news is coming all the way of an update to the Android Wear Help Forum in Google's official Product Forums. However, some users on Reddit and Google+ have also confirmed the Android Wear 2.0 update as well. The ZenWatch 2 was not the most attractive smartwatch when it was launched but then also it still got some fans because of the reasonable pricing. The ZenWatch 2 is having a starting price tag of $129. 

According to XDA-Developers, right now, it looks like that only the 1.63-inch (49mm) version of the Asus ZenWatch 2 is being updated to Android Wear 2.0. However, a smaller 45mm model was unveiled alongside the larger 49mm ZenWatch 2, but a precise date as to when it will be getting the Android Wear 2.0 update is unknown.

Earlier this month, Asus said that the ZenWatch 2 will be updated to the latest Android Wear software at some point in time in August, so at least for the 49mm variant, Asus is ahead of the schedule. The Asus ZenWatch 3 has recently started getting the Android Wear 2.0 update last week, as reported by Android Police.

Android Wear 2.0 update also brings a number of enhancements and optimizations. New features in the update include Android Pay support for wearables equipped with NFC, a new UI interface, new watch faces, improved notifications, and Google Assistant. For the 49mm ZenWatch 2, there is no fixed date for the Android Wear 2.0 update. However, the roll out to 49mm variant is expected to happen soon.

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