LG cancels its new Android stupidwatch after just six days on the market

“After just six days on the market, LG has cancelled its latest smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE,” Ron Amadeo reports for Ars Technica. “An LG representative tells Android Police that due to “a hardware issue” the company has had to halt sales of the device.”

Late in the quality assurance process for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, our engineers were made aware of a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device. After further investigation, the decision was made to cancel the rollout of the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to the complicated nature of the issue. – LG Electronics Inc.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

MacDailyNews Take: Make that “Limited Edition.”

Amadeo reports, “The watch has been on sale for about six days, both online and in Verizon and AT&T stores. Today, the online listings from both carriers are gone: Verizon’s page for the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE shows an error message that aptly notes ‘Oops! That wasn’t supposed to happen…'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Hardware issue” as in “total lack of demand.”

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Canalys: Apple ships 4.2 million Apple Watches in Q2 to become world’s top wearables vendor – July 21, 2015
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Non-techies love their Apple Watches even more than tech users – July 20, 2015
Apple Watch is Apple’s most successful product debut ever – June 1, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Without a Monopoly fed business, the smart thing to do is cancel a DOA product. MS? Nah, lets just waste several billions on it till we have a good working copy of the competition.

      1. Sorry, Mac user since 1985. One can truly enjoy Apple products but still give some credit to the competition. If you live in such a black and white world I feel sorry for you.

    1. LG is a primary supplier of Apple displays. When Apple props up its enemies, they have plenty of money to attempt to outmaneuver Apple in other markets. In many areas, LG has succeeded. Apple has no capability to develop new display technology without LG, and no way to make all the mobile chipsets and memory it needs without Samsung. Apple created its own competitiors and IP theives thanks to the “supply chain genius” who now runs the company.

    2. The OLED TVs by LG are hardly crap. Right now, before
      Panasonic starts shipping their new OLEDs, they are the
      best TVs made. I own one and it’s superb. Don’t know
      about the rest of the stuff they make.

  2. I can asure you that it was an hardware issue… the issue was that the hardware was not apple… that reminds me that we had a software issue.. the software wasn’t iOS.

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