Motorola has released its first Moto 360 smartwatch in September 2014, but, unfortunately, the device will receive the latest Android Wear 2.0 update. Motorola Support has made this announcement on Tweeter, in a recent reply, when it was asked about the company’s plans for this two-year old smartwatch.
The latest update that the original Moto 360 has received is Android Wear 5.1.1, which came with a series of new features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, always-on apps, emoji input, media browsing and gesture support for UI navigation. Motorola has also released 6.0.1 security patch, but it wasn’t certain if the first gen Moto 360 will receive it, and users have asked the company if this update will come to their Moto 360 v1.
Motorola has answered on its Twitter account in a matter of minutes, saying that “Unfortunately, Moto360 1 Gen will not receive the new update 2.0”, disappointing many owners of the wearable who won’t enjoy the changes that have been made to this update. Android Wear 2.0 update comes with customizable watch face, stand-alone apps and other new features. Currently, the original Moto 360 smartwatch runs on Android Wear 1.4 and some of the new features that have been introduced are app permissions, Doze mode, navigation gestures and screen dimming.
As for the technical specs of the smartwatch, in case you haven’t been curious to learn about the Moto 360 2014, we will tell you that it measures 46 x 46 x 11.5 mm, it weights 49 grams, it has a Stainless Steel and it’s dust and water resistant. The IPS LCD screen has a diagonal of 1.56-inch, it supports a resolution of 320 x 290 pixels at 205 ppi, which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and inside, it has a TI OMAP 3 chipset powered by a 1.0 GHz processor that’s backed by 512MB of RAM. The internal memory 4GB, but it’s fixed, while the battery is non-removable and has an average capacity of 320mAh. Motorola has equipped this smartwatch with an accelerometer sensor and a heart rate monitor.