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Google adds wi-fi connectivity to Android Wear

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Google has added wi-fi connectivity to Andoid Wear as part of a comprehensive upgrade to its smartwatch operating system.

New features also include the ability to draw emojis on the watch screen, hands-free control of several functions and always-on apps that don’t disappear from the screen.

Each of the four new functions appears designed to stay one step ahead of Apple Watch’s operating system, which offers none of them.

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The LG Watch is expected to be the first commercially available smartwatch to use the new operating system.

Wi-fi connectivity is likely to be the most significant improvement. Smartphones will still need to be tethered to a phone to use most apps, but synching can now take place with devices continents apart as long as they are both connected to the internet.

Hands-free features include allowing a user to scroll through menus with a flick of their wrists.

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