LG G Watch and Moto 360 will not get Android Wear 2.0 update

Ricky, 14 June, 2016

According to both LG and Motorola’s Twitter support accounts, the Android Wear 2.0 update is not going to arrive on either the original LG G Watch or the flat-tired Moto 360. These two interactions on Twitter happened on two separate occasions a couple of weeks or so apart.

This news doesn’t surprise us as it has almost been two years since the LG G Watch was released on June 25 2014 and the Moto 360 later that year. We don't have high hopes for the Samsung Gear Live to be updated either as it wasn't particularly the most popular Android Wear device.

The new Android Wear 2.0 update takes advantage of new features like GPS, Wi-Fi, internal speaker, and LTE, most of which are not available in the original wave of Android Wear watches since they weren’t built with them.

It’s unfortunate that these watches won’t be updated, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. For the record, the TI-OMAP CPU in the Moto 360 was already obsolete when it was put in the Moto 360. Motorola needed to get rid of get surplus Galaxy Nexus CPUs somehow.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

The LG G Watch has no buttons and the Moto 360 has a CPU from 2011 so it makes sense

  • AnonD-59136

"...Motorola needed to get rid of get surplus Galaxy Nexus CPUs somehow." uuuuhm WHAT???? What does Motorola have to do with Galaxy Nexus and its CPU???

  • Roy

Please change the photo of the LG G Watch R. This is so misleading.

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