Motorola still working on Android Wear 5.1.1 for the Moto 360

The Moto 360 must wait longer for Wear 5.1.1. Photo: Google

The Moto 360 must wait longer for Wear 5.1.1. Photo: Google

If you’re a Moto 360 owner like me, you’ve probably been checking for Google’s big Android Wear 5.1.1 update several times a day. But it seems the software still isn’t ready for its public debut.

Motorola told one fan on Twitter that “performance is not quite there yet,” and so it is working with Google to “ensure the software works great on #Moto360.”

Given that Motorola tends to deliver Android updates quicker than its rivals, and the Moto 360 is one of the most popular Wear watches, we all thought it would be one of the first devices to get the latest Android Wear update.

But based on this message, it seems it could be a while before the software — which adds emojis, gestures, support for Wi-Fi, and more — makes its way to users. It’s already been two months since Google first announced it.

When the Moto 360 first made its debut, it offered terrible battery life, but future Wear updates have made it incredibly decent. Motorola will likely be wanting to avoid a repeat of that — and so will Moto 360 owners — so it’s good to see the company isn’t released the update before it’s ready.

But that doesn’t make the wait any easier.