Less than a week after finally releasing the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, LG has halted the launch of the watch. In an email sent to Android Central from an LG representative, it was explained that during some quality assurance testing the company found an unnamed "hardware issue" that was deemed important enough to halt the launch of the watch.
The word "cancel" was specifically used in relation to the launch of the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which is a bit shocking considering that AT&T and Verizon are both already selling the first LTE-enabled Android Wear device. Whether or not the watch will at some point in the future be re-released is still up in the air, according to LG.
AT&T has confirmed to Android Central that anyone who already purchased a Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE from the carrier will be notified of the issue, and is entitled to a full refund or replacement for another connected watch — which in this case would be the Gear S2. An AT&T company memo sent to us by an anonymous tipster also shows details given to employees, indicating that all devices must be removed from the store immediately and returned to the manufacturer.