Last month at its I/O developer conference, Google gave us a peek at Android Wear 2.0, the next major update for its wearables platform. The update is expected to be released this fall, but it looks like at least one popular smartwatch won’t be getting the update.
The original Moto 360 won’t be updated to Android Wear 2.0. That’s according to Motorola’s official support team on Twitter, who was responding to a question about a different update. Motorola did say that it will continue to provide essential security patches when needed.
@timo_capa Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0
— Motorola Support (@Moto_Support) June 10, 2016
Motorola hasn’t said why the original Moto 360 won’t get updated to Android Wear 2.0, which includes features like the ability for a watch face to draw data from any app and improved messaging with smart replies, handwriting support, and a keyboard. It’s possible that the Moto 360’s age is the reason for Motorola’s decision, as the original 360 was released in 2014 and so its starting to get a bit long in the tooth.
Are you still rocking an original Moto 360? If so, does today’s news have you thinking about upgrading your smartwatch?