Motorola, since the launch of its Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones, has been in the new. Recently the smartphone maker revealed that its Moto X range of handset will continue to exist along with the new Moto Z line-up, and now it has said that the first-gen Moto 360 smartwatch won’t be receiving Android Wear 2.0 update.
The news came ‘mistakenly’ from the official Motorola Support Twitter account, while replying to a user query. "@timo_capa Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0," tweeted the company.
The team however, added that first-gen Moto 360 smartwatch users will still receive important patches. "We will implement essential patches. As new security issues emerge, we will evaluate them and update your device as needed," read another tweet.
Google announced Android Wear 2.0 for supported wearable devices at its 2016 I/O developer conference. The new version of Android Wear is said to connect bring in cellular connectivity. It will also focus on health and fitness features, as well as messaging and customisation functions. The watch faces will be able to show data from apps, similar to Apple Watch’s ‘Complications’ feature. The update will also come with a small on-screen keyboard, for messaging right from the smartwatch.
Talking about smartwatches, it is worth mentioning that Blocks Wearables, a UK-based company has started taking pre-orders for its modular smartwatch.
Blocks modular smartwatch is up for pre-orders on the company’s website, at a price tag of $330. It will be available in three colours – Onyx black, Sunrise red, and Marble white.