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Google adds speaker support and new gestures to Android Wear

Google updates Android Wear with speaker support and new gestures
Android Wear updated with speaker support
The updated operating system for smartwatches now allows owners of such devices to make and take calls over Bluetooth, also offering new gestures.

Although the smart wearable industry is still in its infancy and many users do not take smartwatches and fitness trackers seriously, Google seems to pay much attention to the Android Wear platform. Most smartwatches currently available on the market use Android Wear and seeing a new update for this platform is no surprise.

Not long after adding Wrist Gestures to Android Wear, Google provides a new update that brings new gestures, but also voice actions and speaker support. While the new gestures include push, lift, or shake, Android Wear now allows its users to send messages from apps like Viber, WhatsApp, or Google Hangouts. At last, users of watches with a speaker can use them to make and take calls over Bluetooth, but can also listen to audio/video messages using apps like Glide.

According to yesterday's official post about this update, the changes "are rolling out to all Android Wear watches over the next few weeks, including new watches like the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch and Huawei Watch for Ladies." 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02- 5 (Update: 2016-02- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.