We've said that Google has been sending developer emails about the launch of Android Wear 2.0 being pinpointed for "early February." Well, we now have something even more specific than that. Leakster @evleaks, known for his famous smartphone leaks of the past, is back to confirm the launch and arrival date for Android Wear 2.0. According to Evan Blass (@evleaks is his Twitter handle), Android Wear 2.0 will arrive on Thursday, February 9th: "Mark your calendar: Android Wear 2.0 launches on February 9th," Blass posted on Twitter earlier today.
Android Wear 2.0 will bring more standalone apps and customization, allowing you to add notifications to your watchface that did not exist before. As Google has sent out in its developer emails, there will be on-watch Google Play Store access that allows Android Wear 2.0 users access to search for and download apps right on the wrist without the need to use their smartphones. This is said to provide more functionality that will, hopefully, push forward smartwatch adoption in the market.
You can go here to find out what features await you in Android Wear 2.0. For those who're wondering about whether or not their smartwatch is Wear 2.0-eligible, you can check out Google's official eligibility list.