Google announced Android Wear 2.0 last year and originally intended to release it late last year but the company ended up delaying the release by a couple of months. It finally released Android Wear 2.0 last week alongside two new LG smartwatches. Not all Android Wear smartwatches are compatible with this new platform update, though, and some will be left out. The Sony SmartWatch 3 Android Wear 2.0 release has now been ruled out so it’s one of those wearable devices.
It was always expected that this was going to be the case with the Sony SmartWatch 3. It wasn’t on the list of devices that Google released to confirm which third-party smartwatches would receive Android Wear 2.0.
However, many SmartWatch 3 owners would have held on to hope that eventually something might change in their favor and that this smartwatch would be bestowed with the latest iteration of Android Wear. Sony has now confirmed that it’s not going to happen. “SmartWatch 3 SWR50 supports up to Android Wear 1.5. Android Wear 2.0 and onwards are not supported,” it says.
It’s not like Sony is going out of its way to keep Android Wear 2.0 away from this smartwatch. Sony launched the SmartWatch 3 back in 2014 and it has more than two years. Android-powered devices aren’t usually supported for major updates for two years and that’s precisely the case here.
Those who have one should now look into buying a more recent model if they want the best possible Android Wear experience.