The first Android Wear smart watches were announced at Google IO recently, the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch, both devices have already gone on sale through the Google Play Store, and will start shipping next week, although some retailers already have the devices in stock.
Google has pushed the first software update to these new Android Wear devices, and it comes in the form of version KMV78V on both devices.
The update appears to come with some minor changes, but that is not the important thing about the update, what is important is that the same software was released to both devices without any special customization by the manufacturers.
The way that Google is running Android Wear is very different than the way they run Android. At the moment, on smartphones and tablets, when Google releases a software update, users have to wait weeks and months for the hardware manufacturer to release the update.
This will not happen on Android Wear, if Google has anything to do with it, as the company has reigned the manufacturers in on what customizations they can make to Android Wear on their devices. This is good news for consumers, as it allows Google to push the software updates to the devices directly, without having to wait for the manufacturers to tweak the software for a few months.
The company is also looking to do the same thing with their new Android Auto and Android TV platforms, which should also get software updates shortly after they are released by Google.
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