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Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Since Google and Samsung announced a relaunched version of Wear OS at I/O two months ago, anyone with a current-gen smartwatch has wondered whether their device will receive an upgrade. Samsung and Fitbit have both been open regarding whether older wearables will move to Wear OS — the answer is a solid "no" — but Google has remained vague in its language over the last two months. Finally, we're learning a lot more about the future of wearables on Android, and it's not all good news.

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Mobvoi wants to give you a free TicWatch E3 for basically just using it

Mobvoi wants to give you a free TicWatch E3 for basically just using it

Google is about to release an all-new version of Wear OS built in partnership with Samsung, but if you can't wait for a new wearable any longer — or you're looking to pick up a smartwatch for free — do we have a deal for you. Mobvoi is the company behind one of the best Android-friendly watches you can buy right now, and it's willing to give you its new TicWatch E3 on the house. You'll just need to complete a few workouts — oh, and you'll need to post about them publicly too.

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The TicWatch E3 could be the Wear 4100 smartwatch you've been waiting for

The TicWatch E3 could be the Wear 4100 smartwatch you've been waiting for

Mobvoi has been in many ways responsible for keeping the Wear OS platform even vaguely relevant in recent years. Its TicWatches continue to represent the best of a bad bunch in terms of Google-powered smartwatches. The TicWatch Pro 3 was the first to launch with Qualcomm's improved Wear 4100 chipset, but now that's being followed up by a sleek new model, the TicWatch E3.

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