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Next major release of Android Wear to bring gesture control and WiFi support

Android Wear Update

With the Apple Watch going official recently, there has been enough talk about how it will fare against the Android Wear crowd. A new report now indicates that Android Wear could see massive improvements with the next major update, with the WiFi feature expected to be enabled for wearables. There’s no word on how long this will take, but it seems like we can expect an announcement at Google I/O this May.

It is said that Android Wear will also get support for gesture controls, contacts and the ability to access apps quicker from the wearables. The WiFi feature will create a bridge between the device and the smartphone, meaning that you won’t need to hook up your smartphone using WiFi to get notifications. Most Android Wear smartwatches have the WiFi feature built in, so it’s as simple as enabling support with a software update.

Gesture controls will allow users to simply flick their wrists to scroll through notifications rather than having to manually scroll using the finger. This might be a little tricky to use but we’re sure Google will have all the answers regarding functionality when the time is right.

This could be one of the biggest updates to Google’s wearable platform since it was unveiled last year in June. What do you think?

Via: The Verge