When Fossil verified that it would not update its existing smartwatches to the all-new Wear OS, speculation was swarming that this could possibly be because of hardware limitations. It turns out that this might not be true, as Qualcomm has actually validated that its existing chipsets can deal with the brand-new software application that Google has baked up in collaboration with Samsung.
Fossil has actually currently confirmed that its Gen 5 will not get the brand-new update.
Even if you own a Wear OS watch that is powered by either of the aforementioned processors, its best not to check out excessive into the statement. While it does provide some hope, the reality is that there are a number of elements at play here, and ultimately, the ball depends on the court of smartwatch producers– not Qualcomm.
Till we get more clarity on the upgrade situation, I d suggest you hold back on your plans of buying a new Wear OS watch. After all, it would be a bummer if your brand-spanking new accessory wont get what sure appears like its going to be the platforms most considerable update in years.
A representative for the chipset company has revealed to XDA Developers that the Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100/4100+ processors are “capable” of running Wear OS 3.0 (internal name). No additional information were shared for us to make any deductions from, apart from the truth that a hardware upgrade shouldnt necessarily be needed to support the new Wear OS edition.