Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug
Google is now rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to three Android Wear smartwatches, but the question remains; what about the rest of them? The update is indeed coming, but now we have an idea of why it was seemingly delayed. Google says there was a bug discovered in the final stages of testing. Google just confirmed the availability of its second iteration of Android Wear has been delayed, thanks to a tricky software bug that it is scrambling to fix.
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Currently only the company’s LG Watch Sport and watch Style, as well as a few other third-party models, have received the update. All other eligible devices have now been put on hold for an undetermined amount of them.
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, a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
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.
Android Wear 2.0 didn’t have a solid released date. When LG’s pair of Watches hit the market in February, the company confirmed that the new software would start rolling out to older devices “in the company weeks.
That’s the beauty of non specific release schedules. Google Isn’t technically late, it’s just taking a bit longer than planned.
Google leaves it a bit open-ended as to when we can expect the update to begin rolling out to devices other than the three rollouts that started yesterday, but at least we now know what has been going on.
Google hasn’t said exactly how long it’ll take for this bug worked out, but confidently it won’t take very long. Google has a complete list of the 19 watches that‘ll get Android Wear 2.0 when it’s finally ready to go.