Apple Watch releases first OS update; includes bug fixes, new language support

Less than a month after its release, the Apple Watch has gotten an OS update with performance improvements, bug fixes and new language support.


Less than a month after its release, the Apple Watch has gotten an OS update with performance improvements, bug fixes and new language support.

Watch OS 1.0.1 improves performance for Siri and for health and activity tracking, according to Apple Insider. It also includes display support for new emoji characters and new language support for Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Thai and Turkish.

Issues involving accessibility and third-party apps are also addressed. The Apple Watch released on April 24 and Watch OS 1.0.1 marks its first software update.

An earlier report points out that software developers who had tried on an Apple Watch for the first time predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging. Developers, who had been limited to using software simulators of the watch, discovered new possibilities.

Notable absences included social network Facebook, message service Snapchat and any apps from Google. A Google spokesperson said "only time will tell" if it would make any apps for Apple’s device. Snapchat could not be reached for comment.

So far developers see the watch’s main benefits as saving time or the labour of frequently taking out a phone.

With inputs from AFP

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