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Android Wear 5.0 Lollipop Update Could Hit As Soon As Tomorrow

by Brandon Russell | December 9, 2014December 9, 2014 3:45 pm PDT

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Google has been mum about the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Android Wear devices, but a source tells Phandroid the update will be available beginning tomorrow. We’ve actually already seen what Google’s latest software will look like running on the handful of Android Wear devices currently available, and it pretty much looks as expected. Material Design features prominently, while a host of tweaks, including more customization options, are also expected to be available for the wearable platform.

When the update does hit, it’ll reportedly include new battery and storage information in the companion app, the ability to recover dismissed cards, new brightness toggles and tweaked options for the visually impaired. Sounds like a pretty hefty update; Android Wear could certainly use all the updates it can get. One of the biggest improvements coming tomorrow, according to Phandroid, is better battery life. I can already hear a collective applause for that feature by all the Android Wear users.

Google hasn’t said when the update will be available, so we’ll just have to take Phandroid’s word for it. If it does hit tomorrow, you can expect it to roll out in waves, as updates tend to do. Were still hopeful Android Wear will blossom into a killer wearable platform; as it is, Google is definitely on the right track, and some Lollipop love certainly wouldn’t hurt.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...