Samsung Gear S3 Frontier won't get this update
Samsung's Galaxy S3 Frontier is one of the best smartwatches currently on the market.
With a rugged design, always-on display, three day battery life and in-built GPS there's not many wearables that can match its features.
However, as Express.co.uk's recent Gear S3 Frontier review revealed, there is a problem with this watch and it's all down to its Tizen operating system.
Samsung has opted for its own-brand OS on this watch and, although we like the way it looks, the lack of apps is hugely frustrating.
Now there's another issue for the Frontier with Google announcing a major update of its Android Wear software.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Gear S3 Classic Smartwatch – In Pictures Tue, August 30, 2016
SAMSUNG has revealed it's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches at the IFA consumer technology show, in Berlin.
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Samsung's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatch
Many of Samsung's rivals including LG and Motorola use Android Wear to power their wearables and this update could give them the edge over the Tizen-packed Frontier.
Google's Android Wear 2 update will place artificial intelligence in the company's wearables for the first time.
Android Wear 2.0, which will begin rolling out to all current Android Wear smartwatch users "in the coming weeks", will include Google Assistant, the tech giant's AI virtual helper which responds to voice commands.
The first official devices that could ship with Google's Android Wear 2 might be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month.
Believed to be called LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style these devices could be priced around $249 at launch.
That's significantly cheaper than the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic.
LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style could arrive at MWC later this month
Speaking about the Android Wear update, engineering chief David Singleton, said "While traditional watches tell the time, Android Wear watches make the most of your time.
"In an instant, you can check when and where you're meeting a friend, whether you'll need an umbrella tonight, or how many minutes you've been active today-all without reaching for your phone.
"Today, we're launching Android Wear 2.0 to give you watch faces that do more, better ways to work out, more ways to stay in touch, new ways to use apps, and on-the-go help from Google Assistant.
"We're also introducing two new watches featuring Android Wear 2.0."
As part of the Google Assistant integration, users will be able to add items to their shopping lists, set reminders and make restaurant reservations directly from their watches.