Google unveiled Android Wear 2.0, the first major upgrade to its wearables operating system, at Google I/O. The Developer Preview is compatible with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE and the Huawei Watch, effectively confirming that they will be upgraded. Then Tag Heuer confirmed that its Connected Watch will be upgraded as well. With some Android Wear smartwatches having been announced more than two years ago, not all will be so lucky. LG and Motorola have now confirmed that the LG G Watch and first generation Moto 360 will be among those not be upgraded.
In fact, LG confirmed their decision back in late May with Motorola following more recently:
@konrad_it Sorry it's not on our current software update list and it's been discontinues. ^JK
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) May 24, 2016
@timo_capa Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0
— Motorola Support (@Moto_Support) June 10, 2016
The bad news was not completely unexpected. We routinely see smartphones stop getting upgrades after a certain amount of time. For example, Google stops upgrading its Nexus smartphones roughly around the two year mark.
Other Android Wear smartwatches that could similarly be left out in the cold include the first ASUS ZenWatch and the Samsung Gear Live. ASUS and Samsung have yet to confirm their upgrade plans though and could still surprise us all.
Android Wear 2.0 will introduce a number of new features that will make smartwatches more autonomous. It also includes user interface improvements, including better support for watch face complications, a new watch face picker and improved notifications.
Android Wear 2.0 will be released sometime this fall with Android Wear 2.0 upgrades to follow (hopefully soon) after.
Source : Engadget