Moto 360 to be Compatible with All Android Devices running Android 4.3 and Up

March 19, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here’s some big news coming out of Motorola’s hangout this afternoon where they are talking about the Moto 360. We had been wondering how compatibility would work with the Moto 360, and from what we were told, it’s going to support Android 4.3 and up. And it’ll support every Android device out there. Which is amazing news. So unlike the Gear 2, you don’t need to buy a Moto G, Moto X, DROID Mini, DROID Maxx, or DROID Ultra to use your new Moto 360.

Motorola has not stated the pricing yet, but they said they would announce it as soon as they are able too. Some other questions asked during the hangout include, if the Moto 360 has a camera, which it doesn’t. Motorola stated that they didn’t think it was necessary on the Moto 360. Another user asked about the Moto 360 being shown on left-arms, and if it could be worn on the right arm. Which Motorola stated that the Moto 360 will re-orient itself when you switch. So much like auto-rotation, your Moto 360 will also auto-rotate to work for you. Motorola also stated that they will have user-replaceable bands, much like the Pebble and Pebble Steel, and the Sony Smartwatch 2. Which is great news for Moto 360 fans out there.

So we learned a bit more about the Moto 360 today, but not a whole lot. Many of the questions we were hoping to get answers to today, were not answered. Which is kind of understandable, as questions about release date, availability, pricing, etc., can’t be determined just yet. But as far as we know the Moto 360 will be available in Q2, so we may see it – along with the LG G Watch – make an appearance at Google I/O which is at the end of the second quarter. So that’s going to be rather interesting.

How many of you are excited for the Moto 360 to come out already? Let us know in the comments below.