ASUS missed yet another of its deadlines for bringing Android Wear 2.0 to its devices this week, but the update is now, finally, making its way to the ZenWatch 3.
Getting to this point has been a somewhat tortuous process for those awaiting the update:
- May 2016: Google announces Android Wear 2.0.
- September: Google says that development of the update has been delayed, pushing its release back to early 2017.
- February 8 2017: Android Wear 2.0 is officially launched; Google says its will make its way to all eligible devices "in the coming weeks".
- March 29: The update begins rolling out, but only for three devices.
- March 31: Google suspends the rollout, due to the discovery of a last-minute bug.
- April 20: Google says the ZenWatch 2 and 3 "will receive Android Wear 2.0 [by] end of April/late May".
- May 16: ASUS UK says Android Wear 2.0 is rolling out to the ZenWatch 3, then says it was "mistaken", but that the update is expected by "the end of the month".
- Late May: ASUS USA tweets that the update "will be released in the coming weeks if everything goes smoothly" - but then deletes the tweet.
- July 5: ASUS promises that the update will come to the ZenWatch 3 on July 11.
A day later than promised, ASUS began its Android Wear 2.0 rollout for the ZenWatch 3 yesterday. The ZenWatch 2 will have to wait a bit longer; ASUS said previously that the update will make its way to that device in two waves - the first sometime in mid-July, and the second either in late July or early August - but it's probably best not to get your hopes up.
Owners of the ZenWatch 3, at least, will no doubt be relieved to finally receive the update, fourteen months after it was originally announced.
Source: Android Police
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