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Android Wear 2.0 Rolls Out To Asus Zenwatch 3

Jul 13, 2017 10:32 AM EDT

The story of the Android Wear 2.0 update is still not concluded, however, everyone is slowly getting closer to that point. The update to the latest version of Google's smartwatch OS has finally started to make its way to Asus Zenwatch 3.

It has been about five months since Android Wear 2.0 has been released, but a few major watches still do not get this update. The Asus ZenWatch 2 and 3 are two wearables which have waited months for it, and ZW2 owners still have to keep waiting for it.

To recapitulate, ASUS has initially mentioned that the Android Wear 2.0 update would come to both watches in "early Q2," but the second quarter of 2017 ended June 30. The ASUS USA Twitter account later mentioned in a tweet that "We believe [Android Wear for the ZW3] will be launched in the coming weeks if everything goes smoothly," but that tweet has since been deleted later, as reported by Android Police

However, ASUS has announced officially now that Android Wear 2.0 OS was rolling out, and it has started to show up for owners over the past few hours. This time it's for real, too, unlike the false start back in May. The Zenwatch 3 users are starting to confirm getting the new software, according to the GSM Arena.

If Android Wear 2.0 update has rolled out to some Asus ZenWatch 3 yet, Reddit user /u/k3vink3vin captured the OTA zip that user can sideload to ZenWatch 3 watch using ADB. According to some lucky people who are already running Android Wear 2.0 on their Asus Zenwatch 3 units, following the update will be able to remove all the built-in Asus software from the wearable if the user so desire. Additionally, battery life also looks to have improved with this update.

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