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1st Gen Moto 360 Will Not Receive Android Wear 2.0 Update

Posted: 10 Jun 2016 09:28 PM PDT


Even today, the first generation Moto 360 remains to be one most popular Android Wear watches. However due to the ancient Texas Instruments OMAP 3 SoC used, it will stop receiving feature updates.

According to a tweet by Motorola Support, the Moto 360 will not be receiving the Android Wear 2.0 update, despite not being out on the market for two full years. However they did clarify by saying the watch would still receive security updates when needed.

However, the Moto 360 2nd gen and its variants will be receiving a new update with build number MWD49B starting today amd ot brings the following:

  • Moto Body enhanced calorie calculation – Moto Body now takes heart rate into account when calculating calories burned.
  • Moto Body heart rate continuous measure – Heart rate measures in Moto Body are now continuously updated, you don't need to tap to re-scan while you are in the app.
  • Security updates – Includes the updates of Android monthly security bulletin until May 1st 2016.
  • Stability Improvements – Includes changes that fix bugs and improve stability.


The post 1st Gen Moto 360 Will Not Receive Android Wear 2.0 Update appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.

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Google has fixed a memory leak in Marshmallow, but no ETA on fix

Posted: 10 Jun 2016 04:48 PM PDT

Users have been reporting a pretty significant memory leak in Android 6.0 Marshmallow since late last year. Memory leaks are nothing new to Android, nor are they too difficult to take care of. But they can get annoying when apps start closing themselves when you leave them for mere moments.

The good news is that Google has finally fixed the big memory leak in Marshmallow, saying that the patch is finished and will be available in a future build. Whether this will be a patch included in the monthly updates or if it'll come with the Android N update in the future, we don't know, but at least we know it'll be fixed sometime soon.

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Rumor: Amazon Realizes All The Cool Kids Have Subscription Music Services, Now Building Its Own

Posted: 10 Jun 2016 03:54 PM PDT

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Amazon is apparently hoping the third time's a charm when it comes to music services, at least if a new rumor from Reuters is to be believed (which, yeah, it probably should be). According to Reuters, Amazon will launch a $9.99 per month music subscription service to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Play Music, and others.

If you remember, Amazon MP3 was actually Android's stock internet music player back in the day, until Amazon and Google had a falling out over Fire OS that, to this day, has lingering side-effect, like Android TV not having Amazon Instant Video.

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Rumor: Amazon Realizes All The Cool Kids Have Subscription Music Services, Now Building Its Own was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Moto Z Droid editions come with two years of original size Google Photos backups

Posted: 10 Jun 2016 03:41 PM PDT

If you're looking to buy one of the new Moto Z Droid edition devices on Verizon soon, you have another perk to entice you. The product page touting the advanced cameras that the Moto Z and the superior Moto Z Force have also mention free Google Photos storage.

Google Photos allows you to store unlimited photos for free, as long as you let Google resize and compress them. But original size photo storage is limited. Buying a Moto Z Droid edition gets you two years of free original size photo storage.

The deal has to be redeemed by March 31, 2017, and the two-year period will begin after your first photo upload. It's definitely a great free perk, though after two years you'll be tempted to start paying for more storage.

Source: Motorola (2)
Via: PocketNow

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