If you’re wondering why Google isn’t pushing its Android Wear 2.0 to more mainstream Android smartwatches like Huawei Watch or Moto 360 2nd generation, there’s a good reason for that. In the final testing phase, they found a major bug that needed fixing. However, six models are slated to get AW2.0, in addition to the three models announced earlier.
Here are the 6 models for the fresh rollout:
- Fossil Q – Wander and Marshal
- Michael Kors ACCESS – Bradshaw and Dylan
- Nixon the Mission
- Polar M600
While some commenters on Google’s support forum claim that the Snapdragon chipsets could be linked to the issue, that doesn’t appear to be the case. The Polar M600, for example, has a MediaTek MT2601 processor, the only Android watch to have this.
The rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for these smartwatch models began yesterday, but it could take a few more days for everyone to see the update. The good news is that Google wants the OS to be bug-free on release. Those who own these models need to be connected to the charger and linked via Bluetooth or WiFi to an Android phone.
Google earlier confirmed that the first watches that will get the update were as follows:
- Fossil Q Founder
- Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
- Tag Heuer Connected
These watches are reportedly already getting the rollout, which should be completed by April 4. The six models announced after that will get the update in the coming days and weeks, but there’s no firm date provided by Google.
In case you haven’t yet received the upgrade to Android Wear 2.0, you’ll need to keep checking, since it’s typically the manufacturer that gives the green light for the update to be pushed through.
The Android Wear 2.0 rollout has been stopped by bugs more than once, but it looks like they’ve finally ironed everything out. At least these these 9 models should all be on the latest version of Android Wear in the next few weeks.
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