Android Wear is overdue for a general update, the last update saw LTE enabled with the launch of the LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE but with the cancellation of that watch a broader update is apparently in the works. The update still seems to be targeting second generation hardware with one reddit user with a Huawei Watch reporting his watch received an update of what appears to be a beta build that enables the speaker on the watch.
While current versions of the Huawei Watch are sitting on version 1.3 (188.8.131.521912 to be exact), reddit user ThirdTimeCaller has seen his watch updated to 1.4 (build MEB78D) and it brings with it the Audio Feedback in Accessibility options, as well as the option to play music, make and receive calls on his watch with just the speaker for audio and set a ringtone.
For a quick look at some of the audio features in Android Wear 1.4, he made a quick video:
There’s some bugs, apparently Google Now doesn’t read back results, but that could be a good thing. It’s looking pretty complete though, so perhaps we’ll see something official shortly to kick off the new year with a bang.