Android Wear 2.0 update delay is down to a bug found in testing

Google confirms the reason why the upgrade hasn't been rolling out

Staring at your smartwatch 24/7 and wondering when that Android Wear 2.0 update will finally arrive?

If so, bad news we're afraid - Google has confirmed to us that a bug is holding up the rollout:

"We have started rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 and Tag Heuer Connected. 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."

Balls indeed. Don't forget, the initial plan was for the rollout to begin back on 15 February.

The upgrade for the three devices stated above began on 29 March, although we're yet to see the pop-up notifying us of the update show up on any of our watches. We're told that it should arrive by 4 April at the latest.

For the rest of the gang it's a bit of a waiting game then. If you're rocking a ZenWatch, a Moto 360, a Nixon Mission, a Polar M600 or any of the other smartwatches due for the update, make sure you bookmark our Wear 2.0 update status page, which we're updating regularly.

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  • xxxx·

    Finally some spokesman said something! Timelines for updates are not fit for purpose, market trust goes down every second when someone looks to older devices not being upgraded and end-users are upset and loosing faith on OEMs for their products. I'm just one of those, as a professional I aim to transparency, over inform rather than keep an issue at the office in its secrecy for months. Google/OEMs watch and learn why you are NOT premium brands yet.

  • Sleekguy·

    Polar start rolling out Android 2.0 to M600 today according to their official Twitter account. 

    • p.lamkin·

      Cool - we have our Polar M600 fired up and ready for updates. We'll let you know if it lands.

      • Sleekguy·

        I got my update today including update of Polar app.