Only five archaic Wear OS smartwatches will miss out on the latest platform redesign

Only five archaic Wear OS smartwatches will miss out on the latest platform redesign
It’s no big secret that Google has allowed the Android fragmentation situation to get wildly out of hand, but when it comes to Wear OS devices, you can’t really complain about slow updates or no updates at all.

Of course, that’s in part because smartwatch manufacturers are keeping their proprietary software “optimizations” to a minimum. The recently rebranded Android Wear platform has also gone through a small number of redesigns and major upgrades since its 2014 debut.

The latest such makeover comes ahead of the Pixel Watch’s rumored October announcement, and believe it or not, there are firm plans in place for impending rollouts on a wide range of smartwatch oldies.

We’re talking every single Android Wear 2.0-compatible product out there, including 2014’s LG G Watch R and 2015’s Asus ZenWatch 2, Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, and Moto 360 (2nd generation).

It obviously goes without saying that all wearable devices newer than that can also expect to receive the latest Wear OS update (sooner or later), while the list of non-eligible smartwatches is short and wholly unsurprising.

Only five outdated products will be left out, all of which have been originally released more than four years ago. These are the first-gen Asus ZenWatch, LG G Watch, and Moto 360, as well as the Samsung Gear Live and Sony SmartWatch 3.

Frankly, you should have long disposed of these market veterans with archaic specifications, terrible battery life, and repugnant designs. They all stopped receiving software updates a while back, so no one should be terribly disappointed because of their newest support omission.

source: 9To5Google

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