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Marshmallow seeding to Android Wear smartwatches, check out the new features

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Marshmallow seeding to Android Wear smartwatches, check out the new features
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Android Wear had somewhat of a troubled story. It actually launched back in November on the ill-fated LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. LG pulled this model from the market after six days, due to faults with its P-OLED screen. The Marshmallow update for Android Wear seemed to sink along with it, not rearing its head until early February.

As of now, the Marshmallow update has hit the Moto 360 (original, Sport, and second-gen), and will be spreading to all Android Wear watches over the next few weeks. Look for an update to Android Wear version 1.4.0.2580363.

What else is new, besides the build number? The new additions focus on voice actions and gestures, alongside other very welcome features which we'll go over below.


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posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:58 3

1. surethom (Posts: 609; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Roll on the 3rd gen smart watches later in the Summer or Autumn, hopefully they will all be 3 to 5 mm thinner thickness making them more watch like & lighter. 3 days battery life would also be welcome.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:37

2. S.Yashwanthram (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Eagerly waiting for the 1.4 update for the Asus ZenWatch 2 49mm
hope it arrives soon...

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 07:27

6. Jaredroid (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2016)


This is what Asus emailed me after I emailed them and called them last night.
"Dear Jared,

Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
My name is Carter and it is my pleasure to help you with your problem.

I feel sincerely sorry for your trouble.

Unfortunately I haven't recieved the accurate time when the new version of the Android Wear would be released, but previously the product department mentioned that it should be released at the end of the March.

Thanks for your understanding and sorry for the inconvenience.

If you continue to experience issues in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.

An email survey will be sent to you within the next 5 days. Please be sure to rate the service I provided to you today.

Best Regards,
Carter
ASUS Product Support Team"

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:35

3. RoBear (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Nov 2015)


Updated my Urbane last night. Checking for updates never triggered the update, so I did a factory reset and as soon as it was done syncing, the update was there. YMMV.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 16:35

4. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Still waiting for my own android M for my moto 360. :(

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 18:13

5. steelew (Posts: 197; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


My G watch R just got the update as soon as I saw this article. I guess the only thing I "look forward to" is the battery life savings. The gestures are annoying anyway. I wonder if this will be the last update.

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