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Android Wear copies two Apple Watch features in rumored update

Android Wear has already drastically since it first launched a little over a year ago. Now it looks like Google is prepping another big update designed to compete directly with a few key Apple Watch features, according to leaked images and code recently published by Phandroid.

For example, Google apparently plans to mimic Apple’s watch face complications with its own new feature. Once the update hits next month, you’ll be able to carry out all sort of commands with a single tap on your watch face. That includes changing the color and look of the face, switching the information it displays, pulling up more data for a specific app, or launching an app.

Android Wear is also getting a watch-to-watch messaging service similar to how Apple lets you share heartbeats and doodles between watches. Google’s new feature, called Together, will include support for doodles, emoji, stickers and photos. Phandroid notes that Together could be limited to one particular watch face, at least initially.

Finally, it looks like LG’s G Watch R will finally get Wi-Fi support. Google apparently planned to release the update later this month, but it’s already been pushed back to August. Hopefully it’s not too long before we get to try out these new features for ourselves.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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