All Android Wear software updates will be issued by Google


No matter who manufactured your Android Wear watch, “the latest and greatest software” will come direct from Google, the search giant has confirmed.

So, whether you own an LG G Watch, a Samsung Gear Live, or you’re saving your money for the upcoming Motorola Moto 360, you won’t have to worry about waiting for future firmware updates. Google will handle Android Wear, and it won’t be gifting third-parties the same freedoms they get when they use Android for smartphones and tablet.

This is one of the downsides to regular Android. Unless you own a Nexus, you have to wait months to get the latest Android releases while hardware manufacturers apply their own skins and install their own apps and features. But Google’s Android Wear restrictions don’t allow for the same customizations — and they don’t need carrier approval.

Google has already stated that it won’t allow the likes of Samsung and LG to apply their own user interfaces to Android Wear — it’s stock or nothing — so the company will simply make the small changes it needs to for each device and then make the update available to consumers in a speedy fashion.

If you were avoiding an Android Wear from a certain manufacturer due to their record with regular Android updates, then, you no longer have to worry about that.