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Sony SmartWatch 3 Receiving Android Wear 5.0 Now

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 16, 2014.

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It is not only smartphones and tablets that are starting to get a lick of Android 5.0 Lollipop as wearables are also getting in on the action too. The 5.0 update for Google's Android Wear smartwatch platform has now started doing the rounds and Motorola's Moto 360 is getting the bump today. Aside from Motorola's standard bearer, Sony's SmartWatch 3 is also reported to be landing the update today.

Users of the new wearable have been reporting that their device has been updated via an over the air (OTA) patch. It seems as though this is only being reported in some regions, so it looks as though the update is staged, still you can probably expect to land it any day now, if not today. That's kind of fitting as Sony was one of the first to embrace the wearable market so it is good to see the SmartWatch 3 getting 5.0 so quickly.

Android Wear 5.0 brings with it a number of changes, such as an easier method of finding and changing watch faces. There also interface changes like a better organized shortcuts menu, while new brightness and sound settings and the ability to bring back dismissed cards are also new features on the latest update.

Spec wise, the SmartWatch 3 is normal Android Wear stuff, a 320 x 320, 4GB of built-in storage, and a quad-core 1.2GHz processor powered by a 420mAh battery. Again, nothing to set the device apart, although there are some unique software touches here. For example, Sony said there will be a Walkman app for music listening, while the SmartWatch 3 will also be able to be used as a remote control.

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