Google I/O is Google’s developer conference (hence “I/O,” short for “Input/Output”), an event that showcases the very best of Google’s work over the last twelve months. So, we’re expecting nothing short of great things for Google I/O 2017, which will take place Wednesday, May 17 up through Friday, May 19 in Mountain View, California.
Verizon, America’s largest carrier by subscriber numbers, has updated their website with full details of their new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, the Verizon Wear 24. Verizon had previously released details of the new smartwatch earlier in the year, more recently teasing when it would be available for sale. The day has finally come!
Music streaming service, Spotify, has hinted at possible hardware on one of its job listings. We know the company for their paid music service available on major platforms, which is one of the more popular among today’s consumers. Though, the possibility of a smartwatch or wearable seems to be on the cards.
Android Wear 2.0 has now arrived, debuting with Google’s newest smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, and Android Wear owners want to know when they can expect to receive the coveted update on their smartwatch.
Verizon announced it would carry Google’s Android Wear powered LG Watch Sport in stores back in February. Additionally, the carrier decided it would join the Android Wear race by announcing a smartwatch of their own.
LG has already announced its newest Android Wear smartwatches, the ruggedized Watch Sport and the minimalistic Watch Style, and their pre-installed Android Wear 2.0 has become the next major update for Android Wear smartwatches.
If hype for smartwatches isn’t revived in 2017, we’re going nowhere unless a major development is made. ZTE has just made its Quartz smartwatch official. We heard a rumor alongside a leak pertaining to the timepiece back in February and then again in March. And with this week’s news, almost every popular Android smartphone brand has at least one smartwatch.
Android Wear 2.0 has been in the wings since 2015, but after a delay due to notable issues reported by users, Google delayed its expected Fall 2016 rollout to Q1 of 2017.