Google gives Android Wear support for mobile networks




Google will add support for mobile networks on Android Wear. Wearables with SIM card may therefore stand a greater distance in connection with a phone, to receive notifications. Also, it becomes possible to make calls.

Peter Ludwig, Product Manager of Android Wear, the news is announced on the official Android blog. Until now need Android Wear devices via wifi or bluetooth to communicate with a smartphone to make use of smart features. With the advent of support for mobile networks is no longer necessary and keep Android Wear devices as well as connected as the user’s smartphone is carrying.

That does not mean that smart watches with Android Wear fully function independently. The mobile networks are complementary to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. Still need to make the wearable connection with his ‘base’, the paired smartphone. With support for mobile networks may therefore over longer distances. For example, users while exercising their home phone make, but can receive notifications. It is also possible to call an Android Wear smart watch, provided it has a speaker and microphone.

The first smart watch that can use the new functionality, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. LG announced this wearable early October. Google has now announced that the watch in the US is on sale at AT & T and Verizon. In the coming months the wearable should be available internationally.

Google has also put an update to Android Wear in the Play Store. Version 1.4 adds include support for the Dutch language, as Monday already known was.

LG Urbane


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