Waiting for new software updates to arrive is really not that great, particularly when similar devices from other manufacturers have already received them. Google published a list of all smartwatches that would receive the Android Wear 2.0 update earlier this year. Many devices on that list have received said update but the ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3 from Asus still haven’t. Owners of these smartwatches will now have to wait for a bit longer.
Asus had previously said that the ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3 would receive the Android Wear 2.0 update in early Q2. The second quarter of this year ended on June 30th, so much for “early Q2.” The company is yet to provide an updated timeframe for the firmware update.
The official Asus Germany Twitter account later mentioned that the ZenWatch 2 Android Wear 2.0 update will be released in July while the ZenWatch 3 would get it in August. On the other hand,
Asus USA recently revealed via Twitter that Android Wear 2.0 for the ZenWatch 3 will be released “in the coming weeks.” However, that tweet has since been deleted.
So it’s really not known at this point in time when either smartwatch will get the firmware update and that’s not really a good thing. Hopefully, Asus will provide more clarity on the matter in the near future.