Here’s what is coming up in the next version of Android Wear

Android Wear leak

If you love Android Wear as much as I do, you’re probably really excited about any news of future updates and features. If you’re not excited, just excuse my geekiness, and feel free to move on to the next article.

The lucky sleuths over at Phandroid have gotten early access to a first look at new features coming in the next major update to the Android Wear platform, scheduled for late July or early August, and it’s looking to be an awesome update.

The one I’m most excited about is a new watch-to-watch communication method, which will allow users to send messages, emoji, stickers, and doodles between smartwatches. Called “Together,” it’s unclear whether this new feature will happen via a direct WiFi or Bluetooth connection, or whether the communication will take place in the cloud. In any case, it certainly opens up some fun possibilities.

In addition to this, there will be a new single tap gesture that can be used to launch activities, allow inline expansion, and aesthetic changes. Compatible functions will include toggling between states on a watch, revealing more information, or opening specific activities.

Finally, if you have an LG G Watch R, you will finally get WiFi support. Awesomesauce.

For all the specifics, check out the source link below.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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