Sony confirms no Android Wear 2.0 for SmartWatch 3

by XB on 15th February 2017

in Accessories, Android, Firmware


Google formally unveiled Android Wear 2.0 last week and along with its introduction, it highlighted a list of watches that would receive the update. The Sony SmartWatch 3 was not on the list and whilst some remained hopeful that the update would arrive at some point in the future, the signs weren’t good. However, we now have confirmation that Android Wear 2.0 will not arrive on the SW3.

Sony’s product page for the SmartWatch 3 says that “Android Wear 2.0 and onwards are not supported“, dashing the hopes of many SW3 owners. Obviously, owners of the watch are not happy and have started a petition to get Google & Sony to change their mind. The petition has over 1,500 signatures and if you want to get involved, you can find it here.

Sony’s SmartWatch 3 product page confirms no Android Wear 2.0

Thanks Aaron and Steven!

  • PRATHAMESH GOVEKAR

    Instead of saying “Android Wear 2.0 and onwards are not supported” Sony should say they don’t want to support it as it is aged. Disappointment continues with Sony products :(

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  • Everyone should sign this petition. Hopefully they would change their mind

  • rus_media

    They are already panicked with Nougat update.

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  • It’s a bummer but also not that surprising either. It’s in line with 2 years of support for software and security patches. The good thing is the watch should just continue to work unless all Wear apps require 2.0 and stop working altogether, which I doubt.

    I’ve had mine coming up on 2 years and it has served me quite well during that time. I’m debating the LG Sport for its GPS + Android Pay abilities, but may wait until after MWC to see if anyone else releases a decent watch with GPS.

  • Philler

    No new Smartwatch for last few years, and no Android wear 2.0 for SW3. Seems like Sony has buried it’s smartwatch branch. SHAME! -_-

  • Dotcum22

    A real shame really disappointing from Sony

  • Ryan Kumar Jassi

    I dont get it like the SW3 launched in October 2014 its been just over 2 years since then and now they decide they wanna kill the SW3? Theyve done it on purpose seriously. The SW3 can surely handle aw2.0. This is stupid and Google have had a record recently for killing off devices like all 801 devices which didnt get Nougat because Google didnt want to support the vulkan driver on them. The SW3 was supposed to be very future proof, having NFC isnt even a bonus its just there and can hardly be used.

  • Malcolm

    I can understand why people are upset, but I don’t get why they act so surprised. It’s almost 2.5 years since the watch was released, that’s a very decent support time. How many watches do you know which were released in 2014 and receive an update to Android Wear 2.0?

    The only thing that disappoints me is that I don’t see a replacement from Sony. But other than that I think it’s unfair to be so critical of them. I’m a SmartWatch 3 owner myself, by the way.

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Now we hope for a bright developer work on it by it’s own to make this happen because frankly I don’t feel Sony would change its mind even if we gatherer 500k signatures.

  • QBerto

    Told u, it doesn’t matter what U sign or do, sony will NOT change its decision

  • Oscar Federico Wingartz

    man this is bad, because the hardware can support Wear 2.0, as someone said lets hope some dev makes a 2.0 rom for our watches

  • FELIPEACYDC

    Waiting for a custom rom 2.0

  • Raj Singh

    The watch has been around for a while so that’s fine but they should come out with a new watch if they’re not going to update it. How can you be a serious Android player with no Android Wear 2.0?

  • mountain

    Very much I would love to have a new smartwatch (I have used since MBW150), I doubt they will be releasing a new one. Sony is making money, by not developing products that are not selling with high profit, right?

  • iia3ezu

    Why bother? The wearables market is a massive financial sinkhole. Every manufacturer is losing money when it comes to wearables.

    Smartwatches can never displace old-fashioned wristwatches. The only use for a smartwatch is a ‘fitness band’ but that is a highly niche market.

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  • Khillo81

    One article has announced that this was Sony’s “first and last Android Wear watch”. I don’t know what their source is, but if it’s reliable would explain why there are no rumors of a new SmartWatch.

  • Shehab Skull

    I think it is not Sonys fault as they don’t have a newer SW to send the update to it … Maybe it is Google decision

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  • Zayed Kotayba

    I disagree with you because this has been the case for every single invasion in electronics since the first personal computer’s and not to go deep in history but I remembered few years ago when the first iPhone came out and at the time Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft and when he asked about the iPhone he laughed and said it’s not going to success because it has no keyboard fast forward to 2016 and you see the truth!?

  • blotdisqus

    How about Sony actually explain their position rather than a three *** after-thought on a product page? The product is still being sold, for goodness sake!
    Great customer service, Sony.

  • Raj Singh

    If they can’t offer a full suite of Android products then their efforts are half a s s… which is why their return on investment is half a s s… even though they make the most money per Android smartphone sold.

  • Malcolm

    Sony makes many accessories, why should they stop making watches in particular? Besides, you’re saying this like Sony is trying to earn some money and everyone else makes watches just because they have nothing better to do.

  • Valentin Radu

    Typical Sony, this company is disappointing on all fronts.

  • Martin B.

    Don’t hold your breath for that, since source code for Android Wear is not available.

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  • Carlos Collis

    so why still sell a watch that wont update

  • Raj Singh

    Why buy a watch that won’t update?

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  • etmccaus

    More reason I’m glad to be moving away from the Xperia universe. Convinced Sony really only wants to focus on consumer TVs, digital cameras, and gaming…everything else ends up being bastard product.

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  • RK18

    This is typical Sony. They have a bad reputation for software updates. The Z3 not getting Nougat was not their fault, but they are always slow and have dropped support pre-maturely multiple times on phones as well. And to those who say: “well two years is long enough”, no it is not. This is a watch, not a phone. It is technically capable of running Wear 2.0. This is Sony being lazy. I’m doubting there will be a SW4, and I can actually understand that (I don’t this Sony’s SmartWatch series were a financial succes), but this is just a shame. Considering the Xperia series had also been going downhill since the Z series ended, I’m doubting I will buy Sony stuff outside of entertainment (PlayStation etc) for quite some time.

  • RK18

    Perhaps It is not profittable enough?That I can understand. I disagree with you on the 2.5 years though. the SW3 is a watch, not a phone, and you shouldn’t have to upgrade your watch as well. It is technically well capable of running AW2.0, so this is Sony screwing over it’s loyal users IMO.

  • Malcolm

    Firstly, why are you so sure that SW3 is capable of running 2.0? I didn’t find any official requirements for 2.0 specifically. However, as far as I know, 2.0 is based on Android 7.1, and that means that all the regular requirements outlined in Android CDD apply. Sony couldn’t update Z3 to Android 7 and you expect a watch released around the same time to be updated? Maybe you think that watch is not the same as phone, but unfortunately Google clearly doesn’t think so.

    Secondly, let’s assume for the sake of argument that SW3 could be updated. Writing about profitability is useless because any company’s actions must increase its profit somehow – that’s the reality of capitalism, so it’s like saying that you cross the street to get to the other side. So what’s more important, is how Sony fares against other companies, and as I said, no one updates watches that old.

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  • Barrie Birch

    The watch functions perfectly, so why should I buy a new one. Surely there is an opportunity to sell more 3’s if it is updateable since it is still being manufactured and on sale. I would think that the processor and memory are sufficiently adequate for an upgrade – it is surely only the software itself that needs to be added.

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