Worried about what the Apple Watch’s battery life will be like? Keep reading to find out all the details. We also have news on a major Moto G update and the OnePlus One reaching another market.
The Apple Watch is expected to be a powerful wearable, but we know many of you are more worried about something else – battery life. So far we have known nothing about the smart watch’s longevity. All we knew was that the device did need to be charged every night. The mystery dies today.
The guys at 9to5Mac have it on good authority that Apple is aiming to get 19 hours of battery life out of the Watch. This would be on mixed usage, This means it would be a combination of standby, active and sleeping use.
Furthermore, the goal is to get 2.5-4 hours of active usage, while standby mode would give you 3 days and sleep mode 4 days. Do remember these are the goals, though, which manufacturers very seldom reach. Odds are we will see slightly shorter battery life, as Apple did opt for a powerful A5 processor and a very capable screen.
Opinion: I can honestly say that 19 hours of battery life is enough, but it’s not great. It’s one of those things most people can’t appreciate until they have it. I have been using smart watches that last multiple days, and now I can’t live without that type of battery life.
Motorola has taken it to Twitter to let us know the Moto G is getting Android 5.0 Lollipop in both India and the USA. Not every Moto G user is getting the treat, though (at least not yet). Indians are getting the update on both 1st and 2nd generation devices. Meanwhile, the USA will ge the update only on the 2nd generation Moto G.
And while Motorola sad nothing about other markets, multiple reports say the updates are reaching other markets. These would include Brazil and some European countries.
Opinion: I have been recommending the Moto G to many, so I am glad to see Motorola is following up with timely updates. Have any of you started seeing this update on your devices?
OnePlus is taking on yet another market today. The Chinese start-up has partnered with e-commerce giant Lazada to bring the OnePlus One to Indonesia, to those who have Indonesia-specific invites.
In addition, fellow Indonesian geeks are getting a bit of a treat come January 27th, when they will be able to pre-order the OnePlus One without the need of an invite. The event starts at 11, and you can get it at Lazada.com.id.
Opinion: Do we have any readers from Indonesia? Let us know if you are going to be getting yourself a OnePlus One! This is still one hell of a phone.