Android ar update hints at ability to take calls, play sounds, accept new gestures

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 9 Nov 2015

Android ar version 1.4 is here, the but big news is in what’s to come.

According to an A teardown, ’s wearable platform may soon support taking calls on your watch through the speaker, the ability to play more sounds, add in additional gestures, work with more chat platforms. 

y this matters: Android ar is definitely a work in progress, as seeks to make watches running its operating system more powerful. ile Android ar is pretty good at giving you contextual information notifications, there’s definitely a lot more potential in the kind of functionality can offer. 

A look at what’s to come

en looking at the A, Android lice found a changelog that lists a new set of upcoming features. The items include:

  •  Ability to play sounds take calls on watches with a speaker

  • Support for sending atsApp, Chat, Viber, Telegram, Nextplus messages with your voice or via touch

  • New gestures to control your watch with one h

  • Battery life improvements

  • nguage options for Marin, Cantonese, Indonesian, lish, Dutch, Thai.

The possibility of taking voice calls on an Android ar watch would be a welcome update, as it’s a stout feature for those who have an Apple tch. so, because using a smartwatch means having yet another device to charge, battery life improvements are always welcome.

Here’s what’s new

The list of updates that you’ll get right now is pretty minor. You can now turn off the tip cards, as they can be rather redundant if you already know what you’re doing.

Unfortunately, has axed the battery stats. The implementation wasn’t great, so perhaps this has been pulled into a more visually-friendly version is released.

so, in the Settings you’ll find the Cloud sync toggle has been moved into the new ivacy & personal data sub-screen. The former ensures that your watch data is backed up to your account, while the latter lets you send diagnostic usage data to . It’s worth doing, because uses this information to tweak optimize the platform.

You can grab the update to the Android ar app from the ay Store or A Mirror.