Sony SmartWatch 3 will stay with Android Wear 1.5 and will not be updated with Android Wear 2.0.
One of the obstacles that Android still has to overcome is that of updates. In both the smartphone and wearable ecosystem, updates are not the strong point of the operating system, although it is also necessary to keep in mind that the number of devices to update is immense.
Either way, Sony is one of those companies that keeps the vast majority of their recent devices up to date. Unfortunately, it will not be the case of the Sony SmartWatch 3, since the Japanese firm’s smart watch will not be upgraded to Android Wear 2.0, Google’s operating system for wearables.
While the Sony SmartWatch 3 did not appear on any of the updates to Android Wear 2.0, there were still users who hoped that this device might be updated. Unfortunately, we have been able to know that the latest Sony wearable will stay with Android Wear 1.5 and will not be updated.
This has been published in a statement directly from Sony, which states clearly that Android Wear 2.0 will not be supported by the device. If we remember, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is one of the oldest wearables of the firm, having been introduced in October 2014.
And is that in the list of smart watches that will be updated to Android Wear 2.0 only appeared devices that were introduced in 2015 at the latest. For this reason perhaps the decision of Sony not to update the SmarWatch 3 is not so strange.
Either way, this issue raises serious questions about the wearable industry. If a firm as large and capable as it is Sony does not present any smartwatch in about 3 years, is it true that wearables are doomed?