LG G Watch And Moto 360 Will Not Get Android Wear 2.0 Update

By 08:00 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Comments

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 recent Android Wear 2.0 update takes advantage of recent 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 Central Processing Units (CPU) in the Moto 360 was already obsolete when it was put in the Moto 360. Motorola needed to acquire rid of acquire surplus Galaxy Nexus Central Processing Units (CPUs) somehow.

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