Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2015 10:37 UTC

When Android Wear came out over the course of last year, Google promised that the young, new platform would receive updates "early and often". While it wasn't said with so many words, it's easy to read between the lines: Google was going to make sure Android Wear users wouldn't face the same headaches as Android users when it comes to updates. Wear would be a more tightly controlled platform, built in such a way that updates could go straight to users' devices without meddling from carriers or roadblocks thrown up by crappy customisations.

Fast forward to June 2015, and Google has recently released Android Wear 5.1.1, which, despite its humble version number increase over 5.0.1, is a pretty significant update to the smartwatch platform. It enables WiFi on devices that support it, adds new ways to interact with your watch, and makes it easier to launch applications. All in all, it looks like a great update.

Sadly, I can only go by what others have told me, despite owning the poster Android Wear device - the Moto 360.

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Look at FirefoxOS
by Lennie on Fri 12th Jun 2015 13:08 UTC
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When FirefoxOS was shiny and new, they tried to do it right.

FirefoxOS had a bottom layer, the kernel and video drivers.

And a top layer, the runtime, renderer, GUI and system apps.

Mozilla tried to make it so that the Mozilla would do updates of the top layer and the botton layer would be handled by the manufacturers or providers.

But they just couldn't get manufacturers and providers to go along with these ideas.

Now remember that the Android situation is much worse.

Maybe it's just me, but if FirefoxOS with their great plan can't succeed. How do you think Android is every going to succeed with getting this, right ?

Edited 2015-06-12 13:09 UTC

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