Android Wear 2
After months of delay, Google is finally launching Android Wear 2.0 with two new watches from LG: the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport. The update, which will roll out to more watches later this month, is a complete redesign of Google’s smart watch platform, with a darker color scheme, bringing the Google Assistant and standalone apps to your wrist. Perhaps the most significant change is a new, watch-based version of the Play Store, which allows you to download and run apps independently of your smartphone. If you have an LTE-enabled watch, this completely untethers your watch from your smartphone.
⇨ The Verge, Circuit Breaker, “The LG Watch Sport is beautiful precisely because it’s big.”