The Asus ZenWatch 2 (49mm) is Finally Getting Android Wear 2.0

The Asus ZenWatch 2 (49mm) is Finally Getting Android Wear 2.0

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After months and months of waiting, the Android Wear 2.0 update is finally starting to roll out to the Asus ZenWatch 2 (at least the 1.63-inch variant).

This news comes by way of an update to the Android Wear Help Forum in Google’s official Product Forums, and users on Reddit and Google+ have confirmed the update as well.

At this time, it appears that only the 1.63-inch (49mm) version of the ZenWatch 2 is being updated to Android Wear 2.0. A smaller 45mm model was released alongside the larger 49mm one, but an exact date as to when it will be getting the AW 2.0 love is unknown.

Photo from Brian Tran

Earlier this month, Asus said that the ZenWatch 2 would be updated to the latest Android Wear software at some point in August, so at least for the 49mm variant, the company is ahead of schedule. The ZenWatch 3 recently started getting the Android Wear 2.0 update last week, so hopefully it won’t be too much longer before the existing ZenWatch family is all up to speed.

The OTA update for Android Wear 2.0 for the 49mm ZenWatch 2 should be hitting your wrist soon, but if you don’t have a lot of patience, you can get the files you need to sideload it via the link below.

Source: Google Product Forums Instructions for sideloading Android Wear 2.0 on the ZenWatch 2