LG today reportedly took the highly unusual step of canceling the launch of a product that was well into the preview window, citing unspecified hardware problems.
The Urbane LTE was to have been the first untethered Android Wear watch, using a microSIM to connect to the Internet without the need for an intermediary smart phone. (There have been several other LTE smartwatches, starting with products from Omate.) Google announced just the other day that it had updated Wear to allow LTE connections.
Now, Android Police reports that LG contacted it to cancel the rollout — not delay: cancel — due to some unspecified “complicated” “day-to-day” problem. The site implied that it has had a unit in-house and had been reviewing it in preparation for a product launch