Google is ending support for Microsoft’s Microsoft Band 3
Posted On July 17, 2021
Microsoft has announced that the band is no longer supported by the company.
Google is making the announcement after Microsoft released its Windows Phone 8.1 software update, which fixes a bug that caused Band 2 to work too smoothly with the new Windows Phone platform.
Microsoft said the band “continues to work well on Windows Phone,” but the company said the Band 2 software update is “not an ideal fit for the Windows Phone ecosystem.”
Microsoft said it will be removing support for Band 2 in Windows Phone Store and Windows Phone Marketplace apps, and will provide an update to allow users to upgrade the Band without Band 2 support.
Microsoft’s Band 2 update is now available for download for those who are running the latest Windows Phone versions.
The Band 2 bug caused Band to work more smoothly with Windows Phone.
“This update brings Band 2’s compatibility with Windows 8 to a more seamless and enjoyable experience for all users,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
Microsoft released Band 2 on October 31, 2015, with a new design and battery life that is much better than the original.