Users have long been waiting for the roll out of the next iteration of Google’s smartwatch operating system — Android Wear 2.0. The tech giant caught our attention when it finally took the wraps of the same, alongside the launch of a couple new LG-branded watches last month. And now they’re bubbling with anger as the wider roll out of Android Wear 2.0 to older devices is being delayed due to a sneaky bug.
Google first announced Android Wear 2.0 at its annual developer conference Google I/O last year. It had then said that the software update will start shipping in late 2016 but the release was delayed until early 2017. And the company finally came through on its final word and debuted the next iteration on February 9. LG Watch Style and Sport are the very first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches that have already been launched in the market.
Alongside the official release of Android Wear 2.0, Google confirmed that the software update will be rolling out to older watches in the coming weeks. The tech giant followed its typical fashion and didn’t share a scheduled timeline for the rollout of the update with its users. It has already announced that 19 previous-gen watches will be receiving the Android Wear 2.0 update.
The Android Wear 2.0 update, however, started rolling out to three watches, named Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, and Tag Heuer Connected just yesterday. But, just when original Android Wear watch owners got excited with the rollout of the update, Google shocked them with the news of another delay. Yes, Google says that there’ll be another fricking delay due to the discovery of a bug at the final stage of testing.
In a statement sent to 9to5Google, a Google spokesperson said:
For other devices, the update is currently being delayed due to a bug found in final testing. We will push the update to the remaining devices as soon as the issue is resolved.
Android Wear 2.0 is the biggest update for this watch-focused OS and adds support for new features such as — standalone Play Store, Android Pay, Google Assistant, smart replies, and redesigned/powerful watch faces. It has updated the user interface of the software to make it easier for use with a digital crown.