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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by Treza on Sat 13th Jun 2015 16:21 UTC
Treza
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2006-01-11

Apart from security fixes, who really cares for updates ?

My Nexus tablet got the update from 4.4 to 5.0+, and I really preferred the KitKat version.

There is the strange expectation than it is acceptable to buy half baked products with the assumption that free updates will be available shortly. This is particularly true with video games.

Were updates expected on mechanical watches?

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