UPDATE #1: It appears that “Call a car” support via Lyft, previously reported as being “new” in this build, was already available for Android Wear devices including both the Gear Live and G Watch. If you’re experiencing an inability to use Lyft via Wear, try opening the Android Wear app from your phone, opening settings, and selecting the resync option.
We’ll update this post with more information once we’ve got it.
Samsung Gear Live owners are being graced with a new over-the-air update this evening that brings their devices up to Android Wear build number KMV78X. Seeing as the previous build number was KMV78V, it seems highly likely that this build only includes a minor bug fix or two.
At this time we’re seeing that the “Call a car” action is functioning properly. Previously, even if you had the updated Lyft app installed on your phone, the Android Wear companion app would not allow you to choose Lyft as a default service. Now you can.
At the time of this writing the LG G Watch hasn’t started to receive the same OTA, but seeing as the “Call a car” command doesn’t currently work, I doubt it’s too far behind. Are you seeing any noticeable differences on your Samsung Gear Live? Let us know in the comments.
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TAGS: Android Wear , KMV78X , Samsung Gear Live