A couple of weeks back Google confirmed that the Lollipop update will be making its way to Android Wear devices. A few smartwatches were released this year powered by Google’s new platform for these devices. Moto 360 is the first Android Wear powered smartwatch and now it has officially received the Lollipop update.
The biggest change that Moto 360 owners will notice will be the user interface. It brings over design elements that we have previously seen in other devices powered by Android L or Lollipop. The update also makes the device consistent with other devices on the Android platforms, which is good for both users and developers.
Third party watch faces land on the Moto 360 as well. They’ll be available for download from the Google Play Store, the watch faces can be selected and installed from the Android Wear app on the accompanying Android device or even the Moto 360 itself. Developers can use the API to create their own watch faces capable of retrieving data like calendars and notifications.
Other features include theater mode which keeps the screen off unless it is turned on by pressing the side button. Improved battery and storage stats are offered as well, providing users with more information about battery performance of the Moto 360. The full list of features is available on Motorola’s forums.
Android Lollipop update for Moto 360 has been rolled out, it should land on all units within the next couple of days.