Major Android Wear update may land October 15

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Google may be bringing its first major update to Android Wear on October 15, according to a report. 

An Android Police source says an update may hit current devices around that time, and we have overhead similar rumblings while at IFA in Berlin. In addition to adding features to current watches, it may be a necessary update to support future hardware, especially given recent revelations by Google engineers about what is forthcoming with Android Wear.

In the interview, they said that support for Bluetooth and GPS were on the roadmap, enabling one's watch to connect to headphones or to track your location without a phone nearby.

A significant update in mid-October may also point to signs of when Android L will launch. Google has at multiple times discussed future major features for Android Wear coming when Wear is upgraded to Android L. 

Android Wear and L are designed to deeply connect and interact with one another, so a simultaneous update would make a lot of sense for the benefit of the platform.

It would also coincide with the launch of new hardware, including Android Wear watches from Sony, Asus, and LG.

This story, "Major Android Wear update may land October 15" was originally published by Greenbot.

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