Last Friday, my LG G Watch informed me a system update was ready to install. Eager to get Android Wear 5.0.1, and having already applied two updates to the watch with no issues, I installed it immediately. After a minor hiccup, the update was apparently successful, but then both the watch and my phone begun experiencing battery drain. A factory reset on the watch fixed it, but I only found out what was really going on by serendipity; here’s the story, in case it’s useful to someone else.
After being hailed as the next big thing for mobile applications, HTML5 has suffered a series of setbacks in its quest to dominate application development for post-PC devices. High-visibility episodes from big social companies, insightful rebukes from industry experts, and critiques aimed at “always-on” connectivity demands have all served to tarnish HTML5’s reputation as a viable mobile platform. Today, as I reminisced about an editorial that made the rounds recently, I wondered if we should add “the polyglot requirement” to the list of drawbacks imputed to HTML5 regarding mobile development. Continue reading