More delays for Android Wear 2.0, this time thanks to a bug

When Google finally released Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year, the plan was to eventually roll it out to several existing smartwatches that had been on the market at the time. This was welcome news for smartwatch owners who were concerned their investment may be obsolete without the update. Unfortunately, the delay-riddled release of Android Wear 2.0 is late again thanks to a bug that was discovered even as Google had started the update process.

In a statement from Google, the company says:

“We have started rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 and Tag Heuer Connected. For other devices, the update is currently being delayed due to a bug found in final testing. We will push the update to the remaining devices as soon as the issue is resolved.”

The update that started to rollout commenced on March 29th, much later than the original planned date of February 15th. Google indicates the bug should be squashed and a cleaned up update will be ready to resume rolling out by April 4th at the latest. That is just for the devices already getting the update though. Other smartwatches like the ASUS ZenWatch, Motorola Moto 360, Nixon Mission and Polar M600 will see the update at a later, as yet to be determined time.

source: Wareable


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.