The Android Wear 2.0 update for Android-powered wearables have suffered from a very slow rollout, Android Police noted.It has taken months for several smartwatches to receive the update. AT&T revealed that it is finally rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to the Lg Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. The Verizon-bound models of the smartwatch received the update in August, while AT&T customers were left stranded without it.

The rollout of the new operating system

Google released the update for the smartwatch almost seven months ago but carriers have struggled to provide the same update to customers on their network. Other wearables such as the Moto 360 Sport and the Watch Urbane 1st edition received the update in August and April this year.

However, LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is one of the few smartwatches that is left to be updated to the new operating system. It is believed that with the release of the OS update on the AT&T bound Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the Android Wear 2.0 rollout is now complete.

The AT&T update carries the build number NXH21O and weighs around 345 MB. So, before installing the same, fans must ensure that they have necessary space required for the update. Apart from the standard features of the OS, the update will also enable the NFC chip inside the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. Last month's update to the Verizon bound models of the smartwatch also enabled the same functionality. The NFC functionality will allow users to make payments using Android Pay.

What does the new operating system bring?

The new OS adds a plethora of new features and functionalities to the smartwatch.

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With this update, users will now be afforded the option of customizing any watch faces. Through this feature, people will be able to make changes on third-party watch faces that they download. Another important addition through Android Wear 2.0 is the ability to install apps directly on the wearable through the Google Play Store.

This functionality is especially useful for people who own an iPhone and cannot use most apps listed on Google Play. Since the Play Store is moved to the wearable, users can freely use certain apps through the smartwatches, without having to worry about Apple's restrictions. Finally, the Google Fit functionality has also been improved substantially on the newer platform. The update brings several new exercise options for people looking to use the smartwatches as fitness trackers.