Google announced Android Wear 2.0 last May, then started issuing developer previews of the new OS version. The initial release timeframe of 'fall 2016' slipped, however, and it was then delayed to 'early 2017'. And now we get a less vague indication of when to expect Android Wear 2.0 to drop, courtesy of an email that's being sent by Google to developers of apps for its wearable platform.
That email says the next iteration of Android Wear will be out in early February, and developers should update their apps to take advantage of all the new features. Android Wear 2.0 comes with an on-watch Play Store, the Google Assistant, and many other improvements across the board.
Google has already confirmed that it's launching two own-branded smartwatches this year, and that they will be the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0. Hence, we assume that these will be unveiled in the next few weeks for an early February release.
The Gear S3 runs on the same OS and version of the Gear S2, and is more or less the same.
Samsung Gear sucks.. Android wear rocks.. Now my 15 months old Sony Smart watch 3 will be getting all new life soon.