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Android Wear update brings key new features

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Android Wear update brings key new features

Google has revealed a series of updates for Android Wear smartwatches, just days before Apple officially releases its much-hyped Apple Watch.

The biggest tweak is undoubtedly the change to how apps work when you call them up. Instead of disappearing from your watch’s screen when you drop your wrist, apps will now remain open.

However, in order to conserve battery, they’ll change to black and white when you’ve not got your arm raised to look at them.

It all means a fiddly problem with Android Wear should now be solved.

Google has at last thrown in Wi–Fi support too.

That means that as long as your watch has Wi–Fi smarts, you can hook it up to a network and get notifications without having to be connected to your phone via Bluetooth.

Just remember to ensure your phone has a data or Wi–Fi connection too.

The Big G has also added the ability to scroll through updates and messages by flicking your wrist, meaning you don’t need to use your opposite hand to zip through the touchscreen.

The update is rolling out now. The question is, will it be enough to stem the tide of Apple Watch interest?

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