After a long wait, Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally promised to deliver the Google’s latest wearable operating system Android Wear 2.0 to its Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch. The company has promised that the update will be rolled out to all Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch users by the end of this month.

On Thursday, May 25, Motorola shared on Twitter that the Android Wear 2.0 software update will start rolling out in phases, probably from that day itself. Given that the rollout of the update will be a phased one, there is no telling when each and every Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch will receive the update.

Specs and features of the 2nd gen smartwatch

Announced and released in September 2015, the smartwatch had made it to the list of devices that were up for an Android Wear 2.0 upgrade, since the platform’s launch in February 2017. Under the stainless steel chassis, the Motorola wearable is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 chipset which contains a quad-core CPU clocking at 1.2 GHz. In terms of memory, the smartwatch comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage.

Although the second-gen Moto 360 was released more than two years ago, the smartwatch came with IP67 certification, ensuring dust and water resistance. The wearable can resist water infiltration up to a height of 1 meter for a span of 30 minutes.

Fueled by a non-removable 300 mAh battery, the smartwatch sports an IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3.

Android Wear 2.0: smartwatches to get the update

The first Android Wear version was launched three years back in 2014, while the smartwatch industry was taking its first tentative steps. After a span of three years, Google released the second iteration of its wearable OS platform named Android Wear 2.0.

Although the launch was conducted with flourish and pomp, the rollout of the update to the devices has been painfully slow. The Google OS was introduced first with the launch of the LG Watch Style and LG Watch sport. However, along with these two, some other smartwatches were also in the queue to get the update.

Some of the watches which have already received the update, but some wearables such as the Motorola Moto 360 Sport, LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE to name a few, are yet to receive the already delayed update. The update from Motorola is being pushed out in phases in will likely make its way to your Moto 360 soon. Have you received the update on your smartwatch yet?