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Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

By Chris Crum October 23, 2014

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone …

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