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Google Confirms Android Wear 2.0 Update For Moto 360 Sport, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 3, And More

21 April 2017, 6:56 am EDT By Anu Passary Tech Times
Google confirmed the names of seven new smartwatches that will receive Android Wear 2.0 update by end April or late May. The company revealed that the update would be rolled out to Moto 360 Sport, Asus ZenWatch 3, and more.  ( Asus )

Google revealed that it will push out the much-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update to several more smartwatches in the coming days.

Android Wear 2.0, Google's latest operating system for wearable technology, has encountered quite a few hiccups since it was announced. The Android Wear 2.0 update's rollout was delayed because of bugs, which tested smartwatch owners' patience. Google did not disclose a specific timeline by when the eligible devices would get Android Wear 2.0, adding to owners' anxiety.

However, on Thursday, April 20, a Google Community Manager shared on the Android Wear forum that some more smartwatches have been added to the update list and they will receive Android Wear 2.0 soon.

Android Wear 2.0: Which Watches Will Get The Update?

Seven new smartwatches have joined the queue to receive Android Wear 2.0 by end April or late May. Wearables that will receive the over-the-air update are as follows:

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

Asus ZenWatch 2

Asus ZenWatch 3

Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch Ladies,

Moto 360 Gen 2

Moto 360 Sport

Smartwatches Not Getting Updated To Android Wear 2.0

Google also specified the names of the wearables which won't be receiving the update due to compatibility issues. Smartwatches which are not compatible with Android Wear 2.0 are as follows:

Samsung Gear Live

Sony Smartwatch 3

LG G Watch

Moto 360 v1 (2014)

Asus ZenWatch v1

Google also mentioned that all the smartwatches that will be introduced in 2017 will come with Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.

"All Android Wear watches announced in 2017 and forward, will receive Android Wear 2.0.," revealed Ernest, the Google Community Manager, in the Android Wear Support Forum.

Android Wear 2.0: the Unexpected Delay

The update was launched globally in February with the promise that it will roll out to eligible smartwatches soon. However, things took an ugly turn for Google as there was no news of the roll out for more than six weeks and owners were getting impatient.

Later, Google confirmed that it had discovered a bug in the software during the final testing phase of Android Wear 2.0. As the company wanted to push out a bug-free update, it delayed the release. It wasn't until the end of March that smartwatch owners — specifically Fossil, Tag Heuer, and Casio — received the update.

Smartwatches With Android Wear 2.0

Although Android Wear 2.0 roll out had a slow start, it picked up its pace very soon and currently, a number of smartwatches have received the update. If you are a user of one of the following smartwatches, then your wearable should be on Android Wear 2.0,

Fossil Q Founder

Fossil Q Marshal

LG Watch Sport

LG Watch Style

LG G Watch R

LG Watch Urbane

Polar M600

To view the full list, one can visit Google's Android Wear Support forum and learn whether their device is Android Wear 2.0 ready.

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