Asus delays Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2 and 3


While many smartwatches have already received the highly-anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update, Asus has yet to provide customers with the promised update. Although ZenWatch 2 and 3 owners had been expecting Android Wear 2.0 for quite a while now, Asus announced it has decided to delay the update once again.

Asus, along with many other smartwatch makers, stated it would release an Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2 and 3 by the end of Q2. Well, we're already a few days into Q3, and the update is nowhere to be seen.

Moreover, Asus Germany recently said Android Wear 2.0 would arrive on the ZenWatch 2 in July-August, while Asus USA stated a few days ago the update for ZenWatch 3 could be released in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, it's not just that Android Wear 2.0 for ZenWatch 2 and 3 has been delayed numerous times, but at this point, we don't even know if will eventually be released. As of now, there's no definite ETA for the launch of the Android Wear 2.0, so all we can do is wait for Asus to make up its mind and come up with an official statement.

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5 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I don't mind OEMs delaying an updates, as long they're taking time to polish everything about it, instead of releasing it half-assed in the name of fast updates.

2. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The problem is that this watch is in real need for an update, I have had for it almost a month now and it is way too laggy compared to my Huawei Watch. Not just that, this is atleast 1 year newer than half of the Android Wear watches that has already received the 2.0 update.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I get your point, but what I basically said is this: If Asus rushes to push an update to the ZenWatch 2, without proper polishing, it will only worsen than fix the lag you talk of.

4. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one is asking them to rush the update, but they're taking so much time to release an update that all other OEMs have pushed already. And they weren't even interested in updating the watch to start with, but the backlash from their community forced them to work on AW 2.0

5. Cat97

Posts: 1970; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Google has already polished the heck out of the Android Wear 2.0. I do mind the fact that manufacturers need to do a ton of stuff to an already released OS in order to make it work on their own devices. This is one fundamental Android flaw.

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