Friday , October 20 2017

Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now

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Google announced Android 5 (5.0.1) for Android Wear almost a week ago, and while we’ve seen the update arriving on a number of watches starting with the LG G Watch and G Watch R, Sony and Motorola have both announced that their Android Wear devices – the Smartwatch 3 and Moto 360 should both be receiving the update too.

Sony announced the update on their blog, pointing to the new Android Wear watch faces on Google Play. It’s a fairly brief announcement with Sony simply advising ‘With the latest Android Wear update rolling today – for all our SmartWatch 3 users’.

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Motorola has been far more in-depth with the Moto 360, announcing a pretty comprehensive list of included features in the update :

This Moto 360 software update is for all users. Changes include:

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Updates Android Wear to the latest platform for consistency across Android devices for both consumers and developers.

3rd Party Watch Faces
Choose from a variety of public watch faces available through the Google Play Store. Watch faces can be selected and configured through the Android Wear app on your phone or directly on your Moto 360. Developers can leverage application programming interfaces (APIs) to create a watch face and retrieve calendar and notification data.

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When a card is swiped away it will remain available to undo for a short time after dismissal.

Quick Settings
Swiping down from the top brings new settings that include Theatre mode, Sunlight mode (temporarily maximize brightness), managing interruptions, and easier access to deeper Settings. Interruptions choices made on your Moto 360 automatically change the Interruptions setting on your Lollipop-based phone..

Theater Mode
Screen remains off unless turned on by a press of the side button.

Battery & Storage Stats
The Android Wear application will now allow you to obtain more information about Moto 360 battery performance including a projection of time left and a breakdown of usage by applications. You can also see how much storage space remains – which is helpful when planning offline music.

Motorola began pushing the update to the Moto 360 on the 10th of December, advising that all Moto 360 owners will be prompted to install the update by the 15th of December.

Android 5.0 for Android Wear is a pretty decent update, but it’s the watch faces that seem to be the outstanding feature for most people. Let us know in the comments which of the ‘official’ watch faces you’ve downloaded.

 
Source: Motorola Support, and Sony.

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14 Comments on "Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now"

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gutenmuach
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gutenmuach

finally got it at 7.15am this morning, auto system update, it went to use my mobile data actually -_- NO force factory reset required.

Jarryd Howard
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Jarryd Howard

if you do a factory restart you should be able to get the download

chris
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chris

Sorry incorrect.

gutenmuach
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gutenmuach

Still nothing guysss…. So frustrating! Tried reset watch n unpair, still nothin.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Considering what Telstra are already known to be doing to Nexus users, the following question comes to mind:

Are you running a Telstra SIM in your phone or portable WiFi, or do you have a BigPond internet account?

I’m thinking Telstra might also be blocking the Android Wear updates simply based on their version number.

chris
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chris

Don’t be stupid. They don’t sell or control them as there is no modem

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It’s interesting, many who are on 5.0.1 have received another update and those still on 4.4.2w (50% of users) have yet to receive any update and now it’s 16th Dec in US. Maybe update was pulled for 360 citing a bug or something?

gutenmuach
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gutenmuach

still nothing on my moto360 2:10pm perth, WA

Adrian Mace
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Still nothing on my Moto360, 1pm Melbourne, Australia.

chris
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chris

checking for updates and says there are none. ah well I guess it is still the 15th in the useless states.

WillDeasy
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WillDeasy

I already have 5.0.1 on my 360, just got another prompt for a software update though.

Avon Perera
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Avon Perera

I still don’t have 5.0.1 on mine 🙁

WillDeasy
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WillDeasy

I got 5.0.1 when I first turned it on the other day.

Krass
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Krass

Me too. Confirmed 5.0.1 the other day. Features from the changelog all there. Now another update this morning.

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