If this indeed the new, upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola (probably is), it looks nice. Smaller diameter, new arms for the watch band, and also appears to be thinner.
However, I may be wrong, but I think the "flat tire" is still there...
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While on some level this is true, going over the long list of improvements does really put into perspective how big of an update M truly is.
Let’s go over all the features we will(or might) see on Android M:
• Now on Tap
• Permissions Management
• SD Cards can be “merged” with internal storage
• Android Pay
• Native fingerprint authentication
• Automatic app data backups
• App Links (you’re going to see less of those “what do you want to open this in?” prompts)
• Doze and App Standby
• Multi Window(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Theming support(currently hidden, uncertain future)
• Dark theme(removed, uncertain future)
• Customisable Quick Toggles along with other UI tweaking
• Visual Voicemail Support
• Redesign of the Clock Widget and Music Identification Widget
• New “Memory” Section in Settings(it was there before, but hidden)
• Support for deleting screenshots directly through the notification centre after they’ve been taken
• Landscape mode available for the Google Now Launcher(feature will likely be backported to older versions of Android)
• New app and widget drawer with scroll bar support and vertical scrolling
• Built-In File Manager receives a bump in functionality
• Native tap to wake support
• Ability to disable “heads up” or “peeking” notifications
• Native 4K output support
• Stricter APK validation
• MIDI support
• USB Type C support
• New boot animation
• Introduction of a “voice interaction” API to allow better interaction with voice actions in apps
• Toggling battery saver by voice
• Ability to undo and redo text changes with bluetooth keyboard shortcuts
• Multi-selection to merge, delete or share has been added in the contacts application
• Faster text selection along with a floating toolbar for text actions
• Default apps UI
• Direct share can allow you directly share stuff with contacts through the share menu
• Much more granular app info
• Native bluetooth stylus support
• Split-screen keyboard
• Mobile radio active bug will be fixed
• Better do not disturb along with repeat caller exceptions
• Bluetooth scanning to improve location accuracy
• Native flashlight API
• Easier access to Multi volume controls(ringer, media, alarm)
• Smoother volume scrubbing (credits to Jason Efstathiou)
Putting all those features aside there are also a number of under-the-hood improvements that seem to have had a very positive impact on both performance and power usage.
I’m puzzled as to how someone could call this a “minor” update.
I'm a New Media Designer at St-Boniface Hospital Research. I work closely with the scientists there (aka principal investigators) by helping them communicate their work to their peers, students, and the general public. By this, I mean I provide any visuals they request. Be it a tri-fold, website for a conference, or a video as a teaching aid.
Alongside this nerdy habit are other hobbies. I enjoy playing online with my PS4. The games of choice these days are Destiny and Mortal Kombat X .
One thing that is always going on, no matter the time of day, or what day of the week it may be, is being a parent and husband. I have a lovely wife, Danielle, who tolerates my nerdy ways very well, and it's been a fantastic 8 year marriage, with many more to come. She also gave me the best birthday gift I could ever receive, four years ago. A daughter.
That's right, folks. My four-year-old daughter and I share a birthday. She's very special to me, and I couldn't imagine a world without her now. She's the light of my day, and is a 3' tall clone of my wife. Love her.
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It's true. I'm all over the place online. If you were to check out my About.Me page you can see all my blogs, websites, social media pages, etc. But for some odd reason, Google+ has really caught my attention. It feels like home to me. More-so than Facebook ever had.
I'll continue to use Facebook as my personal communication to family and close friends. Things about my daughters for instance will be almost exclusive to that site.
Everything else is already showing up here. That being (and often) things related to Android and other mobile devices, video games, comics, funny images, creative inspiration, useful tips, cool videos, posts from my blog, and more.
So feel more than free to add me to your circles! If you don't seem odd, crazy, or one who'll spam me, I'll probably follow you back. I do try to maintain a good online presence and use etiquette!
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