Motorola Moto 360 gets its Android 5.1.1 update, Wi-Fi support and other novelties included

Motorola Moto 360 gets its Android 5.1.1 update, Wi-Fi support and other novelties included
Motorola today started rolling out an official over-the-air Android 5.1.1 update to its Moto 360 smartwatch.

As reported earlier this month, the Moto 360 isn't among the first Android Wear smartwatches to get the 5.1.1 update, because Motorola encountered some performance issues and had to delay the rollout. Fortunately, everything's been fixed, and now all Moto 360 users can expect to receive the Android 5.1.1 update in the next few days the latest.

To showcase the new features that the 5.1.1 update is bringing to the Moto 360, Motorola released a few short videos (embedded below). These show how the smartwatch can now connect to Wi-Fi, how you can draw on its screen to create emojis, and how you can use gestures to scroll up or down (flick down to see previous notifications, or up to see the next notifications). Other novelties, not shown in the videos, include the ability to change font sizes, and always-on apps.

At the moment, the Motorola Moto 360 can be bought for less than $200 if you're getting it from Amazon.
 

source: Motorola (Twitter)

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14 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Remember kids: get a 360 watch than an apple watch! you'll love it!

2. Nicko97

Posts: 49; Member since: May 25, 2015

Your an idiot moto 360 is the most ugliest crappiest watch running the worst ever watered down software Whats worse is the fact your telling apple users to buy a watch that wont even work with iPhone which makes you even more stupid sigh seems you can't help the stupid

3. BobbyBoster

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Tell em brother! Android wear is trash. #attentionw***e

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7163; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's amazing how you Apple trolls have to pollute the Android articles in general. Nicko97 calls it the ugliest crappiest watch, yet none of you have even owned or used a Moto 360. But that is okay, I understand that you are all jealous because the Moto 360 looks better with round watch faces. Its kind of funny when people use a round watch face on Apples SQUARE watch. Not only that but you are also here to put down Android Wear, and on the same vein pump up your platform. Why? Because most Apple watch users wouldn't recommend Apples watch to their friends. There is a lot of reasons like the battery life, the slow laggy apps, some apps crap out altogether. Some were saying the phone apps were still better and more useful then the watch apps. Other users were expecting more for their money. So I understand you are here to make yourselves feel better. Its okay, I feel your pain because I know you have buyers remorse for purchasing an overpriced Apple watch that will be outdated next year. I think I am going to play a game of Doom on my watch now. Oh, yeah. You can't run native apps yet.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Except the 360 is not a good smartwatch. It's not even perfectly round. The lg g watch r is much better and feels more like a true watch than the 360. Continue being a hypocrite.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

With all the grammar and punctuation errors in their comment, I think it was intended to be an ironic statement to make Android haters look like idiots. You and Mxyzptlk reinforce this theory with your idiocy.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So do you actually have anything to counter my comment or are you speaking out of your rear end again?

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm sorry, I wasn't even talking to you to begin with.

5. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

wow super duper idiot to the maxxxxxxxxxx, did he mention apple user? lel

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2211; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

@Nicko97 man you so butt hurt, your mouth is hurting..

8. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

The Moto 360 is way too large on that person's hand, looks totally silly. That is the reason that I returned mine. I hope they come out with a smaller version next.

9. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Since I own and use the moto 360 since it came out, I don't have a problem with it, when people see it on my arm they want to buy it or think apple made it. Fact: android wear is way better than apple is for its watch. Apple is runs slow like a turtle this is another fact. Apple design for it's watch looks like a pebble smart watch which is one of the ugliest design for a over hype piece of trash another fact most apple users wouldn't recommend it to a family member or friend. Apple is not for real tech heads only for beginners like a baby eating Gerber food and this is fact also. Apple hasn't brought nothing new since the first time it came out another fact. So when I see people saying when I see a apple user arguing about how good their iPhone is and show them what my android can do they feel real dumb another fact. Enjoy your igerber

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2211; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I've had the Moto360 since it came out and had zero issues with it. Such a nice watch, I get compliments all the time, people also thinking its an apple product on occasion. I think its a great design. I'm extremely happy with it. I do feel for the ladies out there though, it is a touch too large for most skinny wrists.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Got the update notification! Really happy with my Moto 360! Mxyzptik and Cotton mouth are not even Apple watch user. So they basically are two empty vessels making a hell lot of noise for attention.

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