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March 20, 2014

The Moto 360 smartwatch will be compatible with Android 4.3 and above


During Motorola’s Moto 360 Hangout today, a few interesting questions surfaced. Motorola wasn’t quite ready to give any sort of definitive answers on many of them, one being how the Moto 360 will be charged. Still, there were a few small gems in the mix, including a big one on everyone’s mind: will it work with all Android devices, or just those manufactured by Motorola? The answer was very clear: it will work with all (assumingly current) Motorola devices, as well as all others running Android 4.3 and above. So there you go, it doesn’t matter whose phone you’re using, if it’s running 4.3 or higher, Moto 360 will work with it. That’s great news.


There were a few other like, “will it be waterproof?” The answer there was a bit more vague. Apparently it will be splash-proof – read rain-proof.

New we come to on question that really has me intrigued. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of charging port, and Motorola was absolutely stum. Basically, the 360’s charging solution is still up in the air. We’re willing to bet that it’ll be some sort of inductive charging, but we’ve seen some suggestions that it may be solar or kinetic (both of which are highly unlikely).

We will know more as Motorola release details over the coming weeks/months. Look back soon to check.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini