Android 5.1.1 for smartwatches was announced back in April, yet here we are well into June and still nothing for the Motorola Moto 360. If we didn’t know better, we’d say it almost feel like Motorola put the 360 on the back burner, what with the software update already rolling out to most other Android Wear devices since then. We know that’s not really the case and with the big changes introduced in Android 5.1.1 — like always-on apps and WiFi connectivity — we had a feeling Motorola might gave run into a few snags.
Those wondering exactly why we haven’t received the update yet, apparently Motorola is still working on getting performance up to snuff and they’re working with Google to make it happen. That’s what they told one user on Twitter who inquired on the lack of 5.1 for their Moto 360.
With Motorola making the puzzling choice of using an underpowered TI OMAP 3 in the Moto 360, it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. We had a big feeling performance would take a hit in Android 5.1. At the very least, it’s comforting to finally hear something out of Motorola. Shouldn’t be too much longer before the update hits our Moto 360s and we can finally put all this behind us.