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Future Android Wear Update to Bring Wi-Fi Support

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday March 11, 2015.

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While Apple is winning praise and indeed criticism for the Apple Watch, Android Wear is still out there and while we can argue all day about which wearable OS has the better features, there is no doubt that Android Wear boasts the most choice. There are a number of smartwatches available for the platform now and while Apple brags about its feature set, those rocking an Android Wear device will be getting some new features too.

That's because Google is apparently working on some interesting new features for an update that should land in the near future. It seems as though Wi-Fi support will be added to Android Wear smartwatches, although it is not clear which update it will be and is unlikely to be the next one. Wi-Fi support will give Android Wear devices the ability to communicate not just through Bluetooth.

The new feature will be raring to go as most current Android Wear devices from the likes of LG, ASUS, Samsung, Motorola and more already have Wi-Fi, but cannot yet use it. On top of Wi-Fi support, Google is also looking into implementing gesture controls into Android Wear, according to the same sources.

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