Android ar update brings speaker support, new gestures, voice features to messaging apps

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 4 Feb 2016

Admit it: you’ve always wanted to take phone calls with your watch. You finally can with a new update to Android ar that supports speaker hardware in wristwear like the Huawei tch Asus Zentch 2.

says you’ll be able to conduct calls through a Bluetooth connection to your phone on ar watches that have build-in speakers.

so included in the update is deeper integration with over-the-top messaging services. You’ll be able to send messages using only your voice through apps like Hangouts, Nextplus, Telegram, Viber, Chat, atsApp.

More gestures might make it easier to navigate through the different apps functions available on your watch. You can now exp a card, pull up your app list, or return home with a push, lift, or shake. Such actions are welcome given the challenge in always having two hs free while on the go.

y this matters: The new features make Android ar a more capable companion for communication. The original vision of Android ar is that it will allow you to leave your phone in your pocket or purse more often since it can take calls, find items on a map, contact friends. As Android ar gets more powerful, those skeptical of putting a computer on their wrist might be willing to give the idea a second though.