Android Wear upcoming updates to bring support for GPS, Bluetooth Headsets and Custom Watch Faces

Friday, September 12, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Google has revealed the details regarding the updates and planned features of the newly introduced Android Wear platform. According to an official blog post, the firm is planning for two updates for Android Wear in the coming months and claims that all the Android Wear based wearable devices will receive them. There is no word on exact-time frame for the update.

Android Wear smartwatches

Firstly, there will be an update that will add the support for GPS provided the hardware is compatible for the same and offline music playback. Also, this update will enable Bluetooth headphone pairing with the smartwatches based on the platform. The next on the list will add the official support for custom watch faces, which will be downloadable from Google Play.

In addition, an Android Police report citing an unnamed source claims that the Android Wear 2.0 update that will bring these aforementioned aspects to the smartwatches will be rolled out on October 15th. At this point of time, it remains unknown of which devices will receive this update providing Bluetooth headset and GPS support, but it will be happening soon.

Other than these aspects, the Android Wear 2.0 is likely to bring about a many bug fixes, some new features and more. Though there is no authenticity about the same, it is believed to arrive more or less at the stipulated time frame.
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