Huawei has announced its new Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic models at Mobile World Congress 2017 that come with cellular connectivity, and their names (and even some of their watchfaces) bear a striking resemblance to Samsung's Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic from 2015. Despite the new arrivals, though, Huawei is still committed to its first-generation smartwatch in the face of its exit from the Google Store just three months ago.
Huawei Service DE announced via its Twitter page on March 9th that "The update on Wear 2.0 is released end of March," according to a translation from German to English. That means that Huawei Watch owners could see Android Wear 2.0 by March 31st, perhaps within the next few days even.
Android Wear 2.0 brings new features such as the addition of the Google Play Store on the wrist so that smartwatch owners can add apps to their smartwatch with a few taps. Watchface notifications will be customizable, letting you select the ones you want for whatever watchface you have (you no longer have to content yourself with pre-installed complications). The new virtual on-screen keyboard will help with sending messages, and standalone apps will allow users to have more control of functions from the wrist instead of needing their smartphones for every task. LTE capabilities are present within Android Wear now, so I'd suggest getting an LTE capable smartwatch to have the most free wrist experience available.
Above these things, Android Wear 2.0-eligible smartwatches should be receiving Google's Google Assistant AI at some point in the near future. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style have already been announced, and Google has already started bringing Google Assistant to all Android-powered smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up (even the Galaxy Note 4 has received Google Assistant at this point), so Android Wear 2.0-eligible smartwatches should see it arrive around the corner.
Huawei Watch owners, what do you think? Excited to see AW 2.0 land on your wrist? What feature are you most excited about?