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Tip: Disabling "Ok Google" detection on Android Wear could fix your smartwatch's stuttering and lag

I love my Huawei Watch because it can vibrate and notify me silently of new messages and calls without disturbing everyone around me like my phone does, but recently I've stopped using it for anything else because of the lag. One out of every 3 or 4 taps or swipes seems to stutter and take forever. And I often find it faster and easier to take out my phone and do things than wait for Android Wear's whims to execute a command.

But it looks like the fix is a simple toggle. As discovered by redditor Yozakgg, disabling "Ok Google" detection under Settings -> Personalization on your watch will remove a lot of stutters and lag.

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Some Pixel owners are experiencing random software freezes

Google's trying to market the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones as premium, market-leading devices, and a big part of that is nailing the software experience. Alas, quite a few owners of Google's first-party phones aren't feeling particularly premium as of late: this lengthy discussion on Google's product forum documents a series of as-yet-unexplained software freezes and lockups. Commonalities among the users seem to be a complete freeze of the interface that lasts several seconds to several minutes, including disappearing navigation buttons.

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'Top Men' Pull Through – Netflix Updated With 'Fixes' For Android 4.3

Last week, we heard from Dan Morrill (via Reddit) that "top men" were working on the "sleep of death" issue that caused 4.3 devices to become unresponsive if they fell asleep while streaming from Netflix through the Chromecast.

Tonight, though, it looks like the issue is already fixed with Netflix's update to version 2.4.1. We've been testing the update since it popped up earlier this evening, and haven't experienced a lockup yet.

The change log for the update is short and sweet, but unfortunately doesn't mention the 1080p streaming set to debut on the new Nexus 7.

  • Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3.
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