Nov 19 AT 6:53 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

LG canceling launch of Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, cites ‘complicated’ hardware issue

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The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE launched on AT&T last week and was slated to hit Verizon today, but it looks like the device is straight up going to be pulled from store shelves.

LG has announced that it’s canceling the release of the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE following the discovery of a hardware issue “which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device.” LG doesn’t say exactly what the issue is, but it does describe it as “complicated.” The issue is so bad that LG is considering scrapping the new Watch Urbane entirely: “Whether the device will be available in the future will be decided at a later time.”

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the first Android Wear smartwatch to offer built-in cellular connectivity, making it a big deal for the platform. However, it looks like the wait for the first cellular Android Wear smartwatch will continue now that LG is axing the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE’s launch and possibly killing it altogether. This news comes as a bummer because it comes just as the Marshmallow-powered smartwatch is hitting stores and consumers’ wrists, but if its hardware problem is so bad that LG might scrap its new product entirely, you know that the issue is a bad one.

Source: Android Police

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