Marshmallow for Android Wear is Now Available

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If you happen to be the owner of an Android Wear smartwatch, then here is something worth celebration for you. Google has announced the rollout of Android Marshmallow for Android Wear. The announcement was made by Wayne Piekarski on Google+ in which he mentioned that all the Android Wear smartwatches will receive the OTA update.

Like the case with any other update, this update will be also be rolled in coming weeks. It means some of the smartwatches will be getting it sooner than others. In case, it doesn’t show up on your watch straight away then be patient and wait for some time. It will be there soon enough.

Piekarski further stated that API 23 is already available for developers but he asked devs to continue using API 22 until Marshmallow for Android Wear reaches all the watches.

In a separate official blog post, Google also announced some of the new features which would be coming to Android Wear smartwatches. These include support for new gestures like lift, shake or push. These gestures can be used for different purposes like expanding cards and launching apps. You can also send messages to others using your voice through different instant messaging apps like Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber.

Google also mentioned about the arrival of speaker support for compatible watches like the ASUS ZenWatch 2 and Huawei Watch. It means you can now make and take calls directly from your smartwatch via Bluetooth and even listen to music as well as audio/video messages. This feature was first spotted by a user on his Android Wear watch when he received a test build.

So, have you received the update yet? If yes, you can share your experience of the update with by using the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.