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Original Moto 360 won't get Android Wear v2.0 [Update: LG G Watch won't either]

According to Motorola's Support Twitter account, the first-generation Moto 360 won't be getting the new Android Wear version 2.0 update.

Published onJune 13, 2016

Update: Motorola won't be the only manufacturer leaving older devices outdated. LG has just confirmed the original LG G Watch will not be getting updated to Android Wear version 2.0. The LG USA Mobile Twitter account mentions that it's because it has been discontinued. I mean, it has been over 2 years since the LG G Watch's launch. We say it is about time to let it go; or you can continue using it with the same software you know and love.
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@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


Original (June 11, 2016): At Google I/O 2016, Google announced the biggest update to the Android Wear platform since its initial launch. Version 2.0 of the popular wearable OS aims to bring a number of big improvements to the platform, like user interface tweaks, better smart reply options, watch face complications and much, much more. While the big update is only available as a developer preview for now, this is an update that’s definitely worth getting excited about.

Well, owners of the original Moto 360, you probably shouldn’t get too excited.

Responding to a user on Twitter, Motorola’s Support account revealed that the first-generation Moto 360 will not be getting the Android Wear version 2.0 update.

@timo_capa Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0
— Motorola Support (@Moto_Support) June 10, 2016

Hands on with Android Wear 2.0!

[related_videos align=”right” type=”custom” videos=”648705,526866,693626,601038″]While this may be upsetting news for some users, Motorola likely has a very good reason for this decision. Personally, my first-gen Moto 360 is struggling quite a bit in the performance department, and it’s entirely possible this big update would affect the performance in a negative way.

Motorola does clarify, though, that the OG Moto 360 will continue to get “essential patches” as new security issues emerge.

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