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LG launches G Watch update KMV78Y

LG G Watch smartwatch back and charging cradle
LG G Watch smartwatch
This software update seems to fix the problem of corrosion buildup on the exposed POGO pins on the back of the smartwatch, but no official changelog is available yet.

LG unveiled the G Watch smartphone as one of the first devices loaded with Google Android Wear back in late June and it has been available ever since for a price of $229 USD. Now a software update has just become available after multiple users reported unusual problems during the last few weeks.

The LG G Watch problems reported concern the charging process - while some users noticed unusual discoloration of the charging pins on the back of the smartwatch, others had to face discomfort, skin irritation and even burns of the skin.

During an online chat with a G Watch user who had to face such issues, representatives of the South Korean company stated that "While completely safe and unlikely to affect charging, LG will be rolling out a maintenance release over the next few days that will disable the current when the G Watch is not in the charging dock."

This OTA update is already out and it brings the current software build number from KMV78V to KMV78Y. After this update, there will be no electrical current in the pins as long as the watch is not charging. No other changes have been reported so far and an official changelog is not available yet.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08- 4 (Update: 2014-08- 4)