Motorola is on the move. According to a recent tweet in response to a smartwatch fan, Motorola Support confirmed the Android Wear 2.0 update for one of its watches. But will it be Motorola’s last?
Android Wear 2.0 has now arrived, debuting with Google’s newest smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, and Android Wear owners want to know when they can expect to receive the coveted update on their smartwatch.
LG has already announced its newest Android Wear smartwatches, the ruggedized Watch Sport and the minimalistic Watch Style, and their pre-installed Android Wear 2.0 has become the next major update for Android Wear smartwatches.
If hype for smartwatches isn’t revived in 2017, we’re going nowhere unless a major development is made. ZTE has just made its Quartz smartwatch official. We heard a rumor alongside a leak pertaining to the timepiece back in February and then again in March. And with this week’s news, almost every popular Android smartphone brand has at least one smartwatch.
A few days ago, we reported to you that Google’s Android Wear 2.0 roll out had been halted due to a major flaw found in the software last-minute. This report explained the reasoning for all the delays we were seeing across the industry. According to the latest word, Google has resumed its update roll out and many device makers are now pushing it out to their watches.
Android Wear 2.0 has been in the wings since 2015, but after a delay due to notable issues reported by users, Google delayed its expected Fall 2016 rollout to Q1 of 2017.
Google delayed the release of Android Wear 2.0 and the Android Wear industry went through a desert with only a very small number of devices being announced and released. However, with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year we have seen a large number of manufacturers announcing new smartwatches, such as the Fossil Group, which owns a large number of different brands.
Back in early January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Misfit announced that they were preparing a full-blown smartwatch for release later in the year. At the time, Misfit told us some information about the device but not the operating system it would run. That has now been confirmed as Android Wear 2.0.