Latest Version of 2nd Gen Moto 360 Gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

Latest Version of 2nd Gen Moto 360 Gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
Motorola Moto 360 Kārlis Dambrāns/flickr em>cc by 2.0

After Google announced the latest 1.4 version of Android wear last week, the next step in Android evolution has already started. The 2nd generation Moto 360 will soon start receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the next few days with latest improvements in functions and bug fixes.


Android Marshmallow brings fresh changes to your smartwatches, making it ideal for use even if your smartphone is not around. So, how will you know about the update? A notification message will be sent in the wearable, which will show in the System update screen. Select Open and click on Yes button under Ready to Install. Now, the software is installed in the device. To view the latest software, restart the smartwatch and you will notice the new version marked as MEC23G, observes IBTimes.

Slashgear reports the latest software features on the Android wear. It now has a more battery conscious feature capable of saving a power in the wearable when you are not using it. The Doze option helps to preserve battery power even when you device is in hibernation mode. Automatically, the display turns dimmer or changes to ambient mode.

Another noteworthy feature is Advanced app permissions that comes handy when you want more from the wearable than just showing you time. With the new and advanced apps, you can control cars and home appliances. Fine tune privacy permissions app and security app with the watch to ensure more privacy for yourself.

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The Android wear update brings in other exclusive features like support for more languages, new Moto Body Running mode, etc. With the Moto Body Running mode, the watch is able to track indoor running progress. Set date and time on the watch without having to pair it with a smartphone. Enjoy improved support for Bluetooth headset and new wrist gestures.

To receive the software update, the 2nd generation Moto 360 wearable should have atleast 50% charge. It should be connected to a smartphone which has internet connection.