There is some bad news for you if you are the owner of an original Moto 360 smartwatch. Motorola has confirmed that its first round smartwatch is not going to receive the Android Wear 2.0 update. However, the news is not really surprising, given the fact that this smartwatch was released almost two years ago in September 2014. Android devices are not usually supported for major updates past the two-year mark.
The Moto 360 was very well received when Motorola came out with it in 2014. It is safe to say that perhaps the Moto 360 was the most popular Android Wear-powered smartwatch that year, and Motorola sold countless units of this smartwatch.
A couple of years have passed since then and better smartwatches have arrived on the market. The second-generation Moto 360 took the baton from its predecessor which now has outdated hardware, one that the company doesn’t find deserving of the Android Wear 2.0 update.
Even though it won’t release this major update for its first Android Wear smartwatch, Motorola says that it’s going to continue supporting the original Moto 360 with security patches and bug fixes as and when the need arises.
If you own an original Moto 360 and want more out of an Android Wear smartwatch, your best bet right now is to pick up a more recent smartwatch, one that’s good to receive major updates for at least two years from now.
@timo_capa Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0
— Motorola Support (@Moto_Support) June 10, 2016