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Android Wear 1.4 Update For Huawei Watch Enables Internal Speakers, Brings More Features

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Huawei Watch will get Android Wear 1.4 software update, which will get a number of new features to the smartwatch.

There are some confusions regarding the rollout of Android Wear's software update for the Huawei wearable. Initially, the company confirmed that the Huawei Watch will start getting a software update on Tuesday.   

"The Huawei Watch update will be version 6.0, release MEC23L. This will be an OTA due for release beginning today," says Huawei.

However, the Huawei later confirmed that the update will not roll out on Tuesday.

"While the latest Android Wear update is expected in the near future, it will not begin its rollout today as previously posted. We apologize for the confusion. We're just as excited as you are for the new features that are coming to the Huawei Watch," says Huawei.

The Huawei Watch is the company's first smartwatch that was announced at the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC). The wearable hit the shelves in September 2015 and comes pre-installed with Android Wear and a software update will bring more features.

Here are some features that Huawei Watch owners will get following the software update:

New Gestures

Huawei Watch owners will be able to get some new gestures for navigating the smartwatch. Owners can just flick their wrist for scrolling up or down a card stream.

"You can also expand a card, bring up your apps, or return home to your watch face with a push, lift or shake. You'll be able to stay connected to what's important, while keeping your phone (or other hand) in your pocket," says Android.

Voice control

Huawei Watch users will be able to send messages with voice instructions. With the software update, users will be able to send message via Google Hangouts, WeChat, Nextplus, Viber and Telegram.

Speaker Support

The Huawei Watch has in-built speakers but the initial version of Android Wear does not support them. With the latest Android Wear 1.4, users will be able to utilize the in-built speakers of the Huawei smartwatch for making calls and listening to voice messages.

Users will also be able to take or make calls over Bluetooth following the software update.

Others

Huawei Watch owners should also notice battery improvement in the smartwatch after installing Android Wear 1.4.

The software update will also bring support for a number of languages including Thai, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Huawei Watch owners will have to wait for some more time before a software update has been rolled out for the wearable.

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