Android Wear 2.0 begins rolling out, but only to three watches for now

Enlarge / New Balance’s $299 RunIQ Android Wear running watch. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

Nearly two months after Android Wear 2.0 launched, some smartwatches are finally getting the update. According to Android Wear Google forums, the Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor, and Tag Heuer Connected smartwatches have started receiving updates to Android Wear 2.0. Those are the only three devices being updated right now, and the official rollout for those devices should be completed by April 4.

Not every Android Wear watch will be updated to 2.0, and the process to get all the devices updated will likely be long. Starting with these three particular devices is interesting, mostly because the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which have been running the Android Wear 2.0 developer preview since mid-2016, aren’t included.

According to the forum, manufacturers have to green-light the update, so we’ll be waiting to hear from each smartwatch maker on a timeline for its devices. The update also isn’t across the board based on manufacturer, either. Fossil is slated to update its Q Marshal and Q Wander smartwatches to Android Wear 2.0 as well, but only the Q Found is included in this wave. Until now, most manufacturers have said their devices will be updated sometime in spring 2017.

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Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets