Moto 360 users can finally rejoice because Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has arrived. Unfortuantely, it is the last wearable to be updated to Android Lollipop, despite being one of the most popular devices on the market. The major improvement was the fact that the update brings serious bug fixes to users, which have desperately needed them to this point. Before this, many of the complaints within the Motorola space have been battery performance, overheating issues, and even general poor performance.
Updating to the most recent version of Android was important, but it was something that many people were uncertain about given the fact that Motorola’s Moto 360 was something that didn’t seem to handle the load properly. That being said though, as the problems have been eliminated, the best features can really shine. It’s important to note that many of the updates and features that were incorporated with the most recent edition of Android Lollipop had wearable devices in mind.
Google made the announcement on Google Plus, and in some ways that was fitting. However, like many other things now with the Moto 360, it has gotten to the point where Motorola seems to be just struggling along with this wearable because they have to, rather than because of a true desire to evolve or make it better.
One of the most notable improvements is that the Moto 360 will connect to home Wi-Fi without any effort or extra work. That’s something that many users have been complaining about to this point with previous editions of Android. Now though, it appears as though the issues like this have been defeated the Wi-Fi issues.
Another big improvement is in the arena of general performance. As we pointed out there are significant improvements to how the smartwatch functions on its own. That isn’t the only improvement though. It’s been pointed out that there is going to be a big improvement in how the Moto 360 performs on its own. Now, instead of the smartwatch being a device that works through a smartphone, it works on its own away from the smartphone. That’s a big change, and a big improvement.
In the coming days, for those who haven’t received the update yet, it will be coming. For those who have received it – this could be the last major update that is sent out to the smartwatch. At the end of the day though, Moto 360 users can simply rejoice at the fact that an update to the latest operating system in the Android world has arrived.