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First-gen Moto 360 gets new firmware

Moto 360 1st gen gets Android Wear update
Moto 360 1st gen
Motorola's first smartwatch gets Android Wear Marshmallow, following the Moto Sport and the second-gen Moto 360.

The first generation Moto 360, Motorola's first smartwatch that launched back in September 2014, is the last Moto 360 wearable to receive the Marshmallow update for Android Wear. Although its second iteration and the Moto Sport received the update already, the first-gen Moto 360 gets Marshmallow before quite a few Motorola smartphones that were launched after it.

The software build version of this update is MEC23I and, as usual, requires for the smartwatch to be connected to an Android handset that does not need to run Marshmallow to get this job done. Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, this update brings Doze Mode, screen dimming, a few new gestures, support for new languages (Polish, Dutch, and Thai included), app permissions, improved support for messenger clients.

Although the latest Android Wear update offers voice control, Moto 360 does not support this feature. Since this is an OTA update, not all Moto 360 smartwatches got it at once, and it might even take a few weeks for the process to be complete.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-15 (Update: 2016-02-15)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.