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

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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Sigh
by timby on Fri 12th Jun 2015 12:49 UTC
timby
Member since:
2015-06-11

This is why I moved to the Apple eco-system. While it has downsides, I'm at least "current".

Please fix this Google, and I may come back...

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RE: Sigh
by Morgan on Fri 12th Jun 2015 15:09 in reply to "Sigh"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm in the same boat. Lack of consistency and stability with Android, combined with Microsoft's "we forgot how to release a flagship Windows Phone" has pushed me back onto the iPhone for the first time in several years. And to be honest, it has improved greatly as a platform. So far I've been pleasantly surprised. Still, I wish I had held onto my Nokia N900; for what I paid for this iPhone I could have put in a pre-order for a Neo900 board.

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v RE[2]: Sigh
by rubberneck on Sat 13th Jun 2015 20:56 in reply to "RE: Sigh"