Support for Cellular Networks Comes to Android Wear

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Android Wear is maturing and in an effort to shore up further adoption since it has so lagged behind competitors, Google has been updating it to include much-needed features. One of those is support for cellular networks like 3G and 4G LTE which are now officially supported by the wearable platform only a few months after Google introduced to the platform the ability to let smartwatches and other wearables connect to their companion smartphones via Wi-Fi instead of just Bluetooth.


The second-generation LG G Watch Urbane is the first smartphone to exploit the new capabilities of Android Wear as we had told you earlier as it packs LTE radios.

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Support for cellular networks on wearables is not a new thing. Samsung introduced the Gear S over a year ago featuring a SIM slot for use on 3G networks making calling, texting and respond to all manner of notifications less reliant on the companion smartphone or wireless networks which may be out of reach when you need them the most.



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