Moto 360 Lollipop update completion delayed to the end of this week

Moto 360 Lollipop update completion delayed to the end of this week
According to a Motorola Forum post, yesterday was supposed to see the completion of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Moto 360. As readers have noted (and we can attest), that rollout didn't finish as it was supposed to; and, although we can't say why, we do have an update on the plans for the rollout, which is now expected to finish by the end of this week.

The same Motorola Forum post that had given yesterday (December 15th) as the day the Lollipop update would finish rolling out to Moto 360 users was updated at about 10:20 am EST with this note: "Removed detailed rollout schedule and some other items. All Moto 360 users should receive the update by the end of this week." The post has also been updated to remind users that there is no way to "force an upgrade out of turn", because there have been false rumors going around that rebooting or resetting your watch will help you get the update faster. 

We can't say for sure why the update has been delayed, but presumably there were some bugs found in the software, and Motorola/Google wanted to get that sorted out. This is why Google does staged rollouts of software, of course. A small sample of users gets the software first in order to check for any potential bugs, before pushing it to the wider user base. The update should be finishing up soon though, so just be patient. 

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9 Comments

1. macawmatt

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Well, I'm not sure about the not being able to "force" thing. Three resets and I pulled the original update this weekend. Just sayin'. No problems here with either update, got the newest one too, but I also don't use non-English clock faces.

2. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Reasoning like that is why people thought (and still think) blowing on Nintendo cartridges helped them work, even though it doesn't. You reset twice and nothing happened, it was just coincidence that your number came up after you reset the third time.

3. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

So you are telling me that blowing on my PS4 blu-ray disc does not help them work better? I swear I get better graphics this way. ;-)

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Aren't you gonna feel silly when they find out in the future that blowing on the cartridge connector recharges the ions that rest on the copper conductors, allowing for a stronger connection to the console's connector. Talking out of my a$$, but it sounded plausible right. ;)

5. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol, I always thought of something similar... but the trade off was faster corrosion (in my mind)

6. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't own a Moto 360 but a G Watch R and I was scared to update because of rumours about bugs and battery drain after the update. Anyway, once the update arrived I realised that there was no way to avoid updating (the update notification cannot be swiped away, it persists on the homescreen until you update). Thankfully I encountered neither bugs, nor battery drain. Maybe the Moto 360 is more sensitive to bugs because of its slightly not-up-to-date processor? Just speculating.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'd like to know where this speculation on bugs came from. I got the update last week, and I haven't seen any issues with my 360. I'm starting to think the bug speculation is just a way for some to rationalize why not everyone has gotten the update yet.

8. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

The mute option has been over-complicated, it was so simple before, now it takes several more taps to complete the same action.

9. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I bought a Moto 360 update yesterday. It came with 4.4 out of the box and I updated it to 5.0.1 as soon as I got home.

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