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Android Wear 1.3 (LCA43) OTA Links Are Available

August 21, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

It’s a great time to be an Android Wear device owner, as things have steadily been getting better and better with more and more functionality coming to the range of products out there running Google’s Android smartwatch platform. Google just recently announced a new update would be coming to Android Wear devices with some nifty new features like Translate ability with support for up to 44 languages, and of course the inclusion of the big feature, interactive watchfaces that allow you to interact with apps and such right from the face itself without having to open the apps. This is on top of the last update which was pushed out that features things like WiFi mode for supported devices, emoji drawing to send emojis in messages, and the ambient mode for all apps which helps to reduce battery drain as all the graphic is in black and white instead of full color.

While it may be some time before everyone gets their updates to the new version of Android Wear officially as an over-the-air update pushed to the watch by Google, those who have the means and the know how can flash the Android Wear build LCA43 right now. That is, if you have one of the watches which the links are currently available for. As it stands there are links for some devices but not for all. So far there is no link for the Moto 360, or for the ASUS ZenWatch, or the Samsung Gear Live. There are available links however for the LG G Watch, the LG G Watch R, the LG Watch Urbane, and the Sony Smartwatch 3, so you can download the needed files here listed below and flash the software yourself. When the links for the three devices mentioned above are up, we’ll post them here.

Sony Smartwatch 3 – Android Wear Build LCA43

ASUS ZenWatch – Android Wear Build LCA43

Samsung Gear Live – Android Wear Build LCA43

Moto 360 – Android Wear Build LCA44B

LG G Watch – Android Wear Build LCA43

LG G Watch R – Android Wear Build LCA44B

LG Watch Urbane – Android Wear Build LCA44B