The rollout of Google’s Android Wear 2.0 update has been testing smartwatch owners’ patience ever since the software was first announced way back in 2016. Now, Google has reached out and promised that the update is now on its way to more users.
The Android Wear 2.0 update will be arriving by the end of April, while other watches might receive the update sometime in late May, according to Android Wear support community manager Ernest. The Google employee listed down the smartwatches that will receive the update in the that timeframe.
- Moto 360 Gen 2
- Moto 360 Sport
- LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
- Huawei Watch
- Huawei Watch Ladies
- Asus ZenWatch 2
- Asus ZenWatch 3
Unfortunately, that’s as specific as it gets. There’s no word on which of these devices will get the update by the end of April or in late May. None of the manufacturers have given out any specific timing for their respective devices either, according to Phone Arena.
Some users will most likely breath a sigh of relief as the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 might finally be completed sometime within the next month. However, it still is a bit bothersome that it has taken such a long time for it to be released widely.
Google fist announced the launch of Android Wear 2.0 back in February alongside the launch of the LG’s new pair of smartwatches. By the end of March, Google revealed that the rollout of the software was thwarted due to a bug that was discovered during its final stages of testing. Now that Google has formally given a timeframe for its rollout, albeit not being too specific, it looks like the company has already squashed the bug.
All Android Wear smartwatches that will launch from 2017 onward will be compatible with the updated operating system. The only smartwatches not compatible with the software are the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360 (2014), Sony Smartwatch 3 and the Asus ZenWatch v1.