Mobvoi's Wear OS 3 update may not land until later this year

The saga continues - and it's not good news for TicWatch owners
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The wait for the Mobvoi Wear OS 3 update rumbles on, with the company now providing word that the rollout won't occur until Q3 2023 at the earliest. 

After months of silence regarding the upgrade, a Mobvoi customer service representative has noted on a related Facebook group that the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra and TicWatch E3 are in line for the update between the start of July and the end of September. 

Curiously, only these two smartwatches were referenced in the customer update, which would suggest that the standard TicWatch Pro 3 may be left out altogether.

The new information also arrives after all of Mobvoi's rival manufacturers have adjusted to Wear OS 3After Samsung debuted the software back in 2021, Fossil and its cohort of fashion brands provided the update in late 2022 to both new and legacy devices. 

Mobvoi should have updated its own devices around the same time - as it suggested it would to Wareable exclusively way back in 2021.

Yet, at least according to the message sent by the Mobvoi representative, the company has instead focused on other projects. 

"According to information that our product specialist received directly from the manufacturer Mobvoi, the manufacturer decided to assign priority to other projects. The current information is that the update is planned for the third quarter of this year," the message reads.

This most likely relates to the potential release of the TicWatch Pro 5 - the smartwatch that was first teased last summer at Qualcomm's Snapdragon W5+ chipset launch, leaked out in a render in January, and most recently had its FCC filing potentially uncovered.

We suspect that the Wear OS 3 update may finally land alongside the official announcement of this new smartwatch, but, given what we've seen from Mobvoi so far, predicting timelines feels relatively futile. 

Stay tuned, though, as we'll share any further information as we get it. 

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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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