You can lay off checking for updates on your Moto 360 for the time being. A tweet from Motorola Mobility has revealed that the long-awaited Android Wear 5.1.1 update isn’t yet ready for prime time.
[blockquote author=”Motorola Mobility”]@davidcstevens_ Performance is not quite there yet. We’re working with Google to ensure the software works great on #Moto360. Thanks.[/blockquote]
This is pretty disappointing considering that 5.1.1 for smartwatches was announced back in April, and that several devices have been updated already, including the original LG G Watch. But at least Motorola provided some insight and has not remained silent.
I have to question whether the performance issues stem from Motorola’s decision to use the aged TI OMAP 3 chipset for the Moto 360, while other manufacturers were going for the newer Snapdragon 400.
Android Wear 5.1.1 brings some significant updates, such as always-on apps and Wifi support.
Hopefully with Google’s help Motorola can quickly get the update up to speed and on our wrists.