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LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live get software updates before full release

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live get software updates before full release
The only people who have their hands on the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live right now are the lucky few who went to Google I/O, but Google is already updating the software on the devices in preparation for the full consumer release coming next week. The LG G Watch may have already begun shipping to some users, and the Gear Live is scheduled to ship Tuesday.

The software update pushing out to both devices is build KMV78V, which is a modified version of Android 4.4 KitKat, labeled Android 4.4W. There is no changelog available, but the update is said to be very small, meaning it likely only includes some bug fixes. One specific fix that seems to be included for the Samsung Gear Live is for an issue which had the device inverting the watch face colors when the display dimmed. 

Installing the update should be easy enough. The software will download to your phone, then transferred over to your smartwatch via the Bluetooth connection. We'll keep you updated if there are any bigger and more interesting fixes found in the software. 

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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:01

1. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


My G Watch got the update this morning. To me at least (maybe I'm crazy) but it seems that voice recognition is faster and more accurate. Sent off a few this morning and it was quick!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:53

2. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Display mate : samsung galaxy S5 has the best display ever....the most accurate colors...!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 19:09

3. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1252; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I just shipping conf. for my g live

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 21:25

4. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 400; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Going to get the Gear Live at Best Buy on Tuesday. Why do you guys prefer the G watch? The Gear looks better and of higher quality to me, plus it is cheaper.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:33

5. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Really their basically the same device, however I picked the LG because of the larger battery and LCD screen because, after a comparison, you can see it better in the sunlight over the amoled. So if you pumping up the brightness to see your screen that 100 additional battery power becomes important, that and the higher res of the Sammy with drain more battery also. But even though that all made sense to me at the time, my watch never falls below 40% battery by end if day. So even with everything mentioned above, I don't think the gear live would die on you mid day. The other reason is because I have a smallish wrist, and even though the gear lives screen is smaller, the silver sylings they added look very weird if they overlap your wrist. Didn't wanna take that chance. You'll be happy either way though!

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