HMT Software Release Notes Archive

Previous Release Information

Release 10.0.0

1. Release Overview

This Release Notes document is for the RealWear HMT-1 firmware release 10.0.0. The release is only applicable to the HMT-1 standard model.

Any HMT-1 ever sold by RealWear may update to this release.

1.1 Deliverables

Delivery Data
Company RealWear Inc.
Model Number HMT-1 (T1100G)
Firmware Version 10.0.0
Build File Name 10.0.0-15-C.HMT-1.G

2 Release Notes

2.1 Operating system upgrade to Android Version 8.1.0

Android Version
The HMT Operating system has been upgraded from Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) to a smarter, faster and more powerful version Android 8.1.0 (Oreo).

The API version is 27.

Security Patch Level
10.0.0 includes all security patches release to Android as of the end of December, 2018.

2.2 New Features in Maintenance Release

For a full overview of HMT-1 features in this release, refer to the updated Release 10 User Guide at https://realwear.com/support/user-guides/.

Application Changes
In addition to an upgraded Android operating system, the HMT-1 user interface has been enhanced.

Camera System
• Includes a fully re-designed UI in My Camera and device-level settings in My Controls.

• Enhanced manual focus, enables focus and exposure lock on one of nine screen regions

• Manual Exposure Control of five levels of exposure

• Flash Settings – manual flash, auto-flash, and off

• Preview Link – enables immediate preview of photo or video with immediate delete if desired.

• More Options – Redesigned list control with setting controls for Field of View (FOV), Resolution, Video Frames Per Second (FPS), Flash, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Low Light Video (LLV), and Low Light Photo (LLP)

File Explorer

• Folder support enables multiple levels of folders for storing and retrieving enterprise files.

• File browsing more intuitive and allows for long file names to be read and launched via voice.

• Pagination capability to allow many multiple pages of files.

• Sort option to sort by date/time and name..

Document Viewer:

• Re-designed UI: Zoom scale increased and optimized

Configuration App:

Updated to provide more guidance to user on how to access QR code creators on web browsers or RealWear’s mobile Companion App

• Barcode Reader: UI updated

• Media Player: UI updated and more play commands added

User Interface Changes

Speech Keyboard: New keyboard system uses head-panning to more quickly learn keyboard commands
• Loads in a partial screen to more closely operate like existing Android systems
• Secure entry option for password fields
• English only

Theming Support:
• The user may change between dark and light modes for day/night user or individual user preference.
• Product ships in Dark Mode by default.

Home screen: Revised layout including configuration options changing application launch icons.

Status Bar: The status bar is now visible on all RealWear screens including the Home Page, My Programs Page, and all RealWear software.
• Lock Screen: The Lock Screen allows notifications to show and automatically loads the secure keyboard when PIN entry is required.

My Controls: Using a brand-new list control, My Controls will enable expansion and customization of the control list.
• New pop up My Controls window with head-tracked scrolling
• Power Manager accessible through My Controls at any time, from any app screen
• New Theme Setting
• Volume, Brightness, Auto-Mute, WIFI, BT, Mouse, Auto-Rotate, Flashlight, Dictation Local

Language: Thai & Polish languages added.

3 Software Update Method

This Firmware Over-the-Air (OTA) update is available for HMT-1s running software version HMT-1.G.2-6.0.1-09.05-C (i.e. 9.05).

All applications and user data will be preserved through the update process. However, whenever updating firmware we suggest to always make a backup first of your personal files including photos, images, and documents” before proceeding.

If the HMT-1 is a lower version (8.09 or 7.0x), upgrade to the next highest version until at 9.05, then upgrade to 10.0.0.

3.1 Manual Update

1. Ensure the HMT-1 is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Do not move out of the Wi-Fi network while download in progress.

2. Ensure the HMT-1’s battery is charged to at least 30% (50% recommended).

3. If the HMT-1 device is connected to a computer, disconnect before updating.

4. Go to “My Programs” →“Wireless Update” →“Check for updates”

5. Download the Firmware OTA package

6. The screen will show progress as it downloads the install package:

7. When the download has completed (signified by showing 100% progress), say “Install Now” to install the update immediately.

8. “Install Later” will prompt you for a schedule to update in the future.

9. The device will enter into upgrade mode ending with an automatic reboot. When it restarts, the device will be fully updated.

Release 9.05

New features

• Enhanced microphone tuning for noise cancellation

RealWear typically tunes microphones before each firmware release based upon feedback from customers and partners. Both front and side microphones have been tuned.

• New Firmware Over-the-Air (OTA) client and server

RealWear Firmware OTA solution is now hosted on Amazon Web Services in the United States under RealWear’s direct control. This move provides enhanced security, flexibility and responsiveness.

• Volume & Brightness levels

Brightness control has changed from 5 levels to 10 levels for improved brightness control and in anticipation of a future increases in brightness levels in hardware.

In response to customer feedback for improved sound control, volume control has changed from 5 levels to 10 levels.

• Integration of Android security patches

The following Google Android security patches have been integrated into the operating system. RealWear has implemented selected patches available for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset based on availability from Qualcomm and an assessment of severity and applicability to non-smartphone, non-Google Play Store devices.

  1. CVE-2017-0475
  2. CVE-2017-0637
  3. CVE-2017-0592
  4. CVE-2017-0591
  5. CVE-2017-0590
  6. CVE-2017-0589
  7. CVE-2017-0588
  8. CVE-2017-0587
  9. CVE-2017-0543
  10. CVE-2017-0542
  11. CVE-2017-0541
  12. CVE-2017-0540
  13. CVE-2017-0539
  14. CVE-2017-0538
  15. CVE-2017-0473
  16. CVE-2017-0472
  17. CVE-2017-0471
  18. CVE-2017-0470
  19. CVE-2017-0469
  20. CVE-2017-0468
  21. CVE-2017-0467
  22. CVE-2017-0466
  23. CVE-2017-0407
  24. CVE-2017-0406

Fixes

Camera initialization causes crash or black screen behavior with certain 3rd party applications.
• Improvements to camera fixes various crash or unresponsive scenarios.

Opening files using voice commands does not work if the file extension is in uppercase.
• Filenames with uppercase text may now be opened via voice command if pronounceable.

Failed to open image or document using “Select Item n” voice command.
• Under certain conditions, could not open files with the show help number tags. The issue has been resolved; files can now be opened using the tag number.

Device sleep timer is not reset after a voice command is recognized.
• Sleep timer now always reset after any accepted voice command.

Device powers on when USB wall charger is removed during shut down process
• Device will now no longer power on when charger removed during shutdown.

Volume level control does not work when playing WEBM files.
• Volume controls now work identically compared to all other video formats.

Release 8.09

New features

• Improved Speech Engine

The speech engine has been improved to allow for greater accuracy of speech command recognition, as well as decreased time between vocalized commands allowing you to speak commands more rapidly.

• Dual Bluetooth Modes

Enhanced settings now allow you to toggle between both of the standard Bluetooth modes. Allowing the HMT-1 to act as a Bluetooth master or slave device.

• Portable SD Card Storage

The SD card is now configured for portable use, allowing you to easily transfer photos and videos taken on the HMT-1 to a separate computer or other HMT-1.

• Local Dictation Support

Dictation has been localized to the device for the English, Chinese and German languages, meaning for these languages a Wi-Fi connection is no longer required for speech-to-text functionality.

• Auto-Mute Enabled

The auto-mute function has been made available by default.

• Rear Microphones

In situations in which you have the display pointed away from your field of view you can still communicate via the newly enabled rear microphones.

• Power Manager

It is now possible to sleep, power off and reboot the device hands-free, making easier to power cycle during situations in which the use of your hands is critical.

You can now preform a hot-swap of the HMT-1 battery, maintaining the state of all the open applications without the need for a full power cycle.

Fixes

• When dictation is used, sometimes the app crashes

• While using certain applications, using specific voice commands launch the highlighted tab instead of just selecting them, as intended by the app

• Devices running 07.03 show excessive logging in logcat

• Certain applications using WebRTC noticed audio connection failure during video call Update – ro.build.version.release information. Fix is changed from HMT-1.G.0-6.0.1XX.XX-T to 6.01

• Support for React JS Scripting language

Release 6.0

New features

• Disk Full Notification

• Dictation Intent Mechanism

• File Browser Modifications

• Virtual Keyboard Redesigns

Fixes

• When switching from one sub folder to another for the first time, the voice commands are still valid for the previous folder

• Need to display correct serial number

• Edit mode – confirm deletion of files voice command needs to be changed

• Edit mode – after deleting files, delete select still shows

• Edit mode – when saying edit mode or cancelling, it centres the list again

• Edit mode – when in edit mode and navigating home, going back into my files cancels edit

• Edit mode – confirmation needs redesigning

• Edit mode – if the file names are the same but have different extensions select item will pick the first

• Command override from intent doesn’t return through broadcast

• Com.realwear.wearhf.intent.acttion.RESTORE_COMMANDS doesn’t restore command after a command override

• Broken translation for %d

• If the app isn’t in focus, when you say select item # it doesn’t open it – however it does if it is in focus

• Can say symbols without having to say “symbol” when it is in the list shown on the main screen

• Symbols with two words don’t show but command is recognized

• When all symbol names are too long, some of the text ends up getting cut off

• Recording freezes after 30 and 40 minutes

• When changing languages sometimes you are unable to scroll through selector

• WearML isn’t working on the first screen you go to on skype

• In my programs the number overlay will display in the top left corner

• After booting, apps take 5 seconds to load

• Barcode intent

• Dication field

• When setting up the pin, next is not recognised (any number pad)

Release 5.0

Fixes

• Serial number displays correctly in the about screen

• Voice commands switch correctly between sub folders in File Browser

• Video records as normal and doesn’t stop at 32 minutes

Release 10.1.0

1. Release Overview

This Release Notes document is for the RealWear HMT-1Z1 firmware release 10.1.0.  The release is only applicable to the HMT-1Z1 model.  Any HMT-1Z1 ever sold by RealWear may update to this release.

1.1 Deliverables

Delivery Data
Company RealWear Inc.
Model Number HMT-1Z1 (T1100S)
Firmware Version 10.1.0
Build File Name 10.1.0-07-C.HMT-1Z1.S

2 . Release Notes

2.1 Operating system upgrade to Android Version 8.1.0

Android Version
The HMT Operating system has been upgraded from Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) to the smarter, faster, and more powerful version of Android 8.1.0 (Oreo – API 27).
Security Patch Level
10.1.0 includes all security patches release to Android as of the end of December, 2018.

2.2 New Features in Maintenance Release

Application Changes

In addition to an upgraded Android operating system, the HMT-1Z1 user interface has been enhanced.

Camera System

• My Camera – fully re-designed UI and device-level settings in My Controls.
• Manual focus – enhanced focus and exposure lock for nine screen regions
• Manual Exposure Control – five levels of exposure
• Flash Settings – manual flash, auto-flash, and off
• Photo/Video Preview – immediate preview of photo or video with immediate delete option
• More Options – Redesigned list control with setting controls for Field of View (FOV), Resolution, Video Frames Per Second (FPS), Flash, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Low Light Video (LLV), and Low Light Photo (LLP)

File Explorer

• Folder support for multiple folder levels
• More intuitive file browsing that allows for long file names to be read and launched via voice
• Pagination controls to browse within multi-page documents
• Options to sort by date/time and name

Document Viewer:

• Re-designed UI
• Zoom scale increased and optimized

Configuration App:

• Updated to provide more user guidance for accessing QR code creators on web browsers or RealWear’s mobile Companion App

Barcode Reader:

• UI updated

Media Player:

• UI updated and more play commands added

User Interface Changes

Speech Keyboard:

• New keyboard system uses head-panning motion control
• Loads in a partial screen to more closely operate like existing Android systems
• Secure entry option for password fields
• English only

Theming Support:

• Dark & Light UI modes (product ships in Dark Mode by default)

Home Screen:

• Revised layout including configuration options and updated application launch icons

Status Bar:

• The status bar is now visible on most RealWear screens including the Home Page and My Programs Page

Lock Screen:

• Notification content display controls
• Secure keyboard for PIN entry

My Controls:

• New pop up My Controls window with head-tracked scrolling
• Power Manager accessible through My Controls at any time, from any app screen
• New Theme Setting
• Volume, Brightness, Auto-Mute, WIFI, Bluetooth, Mouse, Auto-Rotate, Flashlight, Dictation Local/Cloud

Language:

• Thai & Polish languages added.

Release 5.03

This release delivers Release 9.05 content to the HMT-1Z1.

New features

• Enhanced microphone tuning for noise cancellation

RealWear typically tunes microphones before each firmware release based upon feedback from customers and partners. Both front and side microphones have been tuned.

• New Firmware Over-the-Air (OTA) client and server

RealWear Firmware OTA solution is now hosted on Amazon Web Services in the United States under RealWear’s direct control. This move provides enhanced security, flexibility and responsiveness.

• Volume & Brightness levels

Brightness control has changed from 5 levels to 10 levels for improved brightness control and in anticipation of a future increases in brightness levels in hardware.

In response to customer feedback for improved sound control, volume control has changed from 5 levels to 10 levels.

• Integration of Android security patches

The following Google Android security patches have been integrated into the operating system. RealWear has implemented selected patches available for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset based on availability from Qualcomm and an assessment of severity and applicability to non-smartphone, non-Google Play Store devices.

  1. CVE-2017-0475
  2. CVE-2017-0637
  3. CVE-2017-0592
  4. CVE-2017-0591
  5. CVE-2017-0590
  6. CVE-2017-0589
  7. CVE-2017-0588
  8. CVE-2017-0587
  9. CVE-2017-0543
  10. CVE-2017-0542
  11. CVE-2017-0541
  12. CVE-2017-0540
  13. CVE-2017-0539
  14. CVE-2017-0538
  15. CVE-2017-0473
  16. CVE-2017-0472
  17. CVE-2017-0471
  18. CVE-2017-0470
  19. CVE-2017-0469
  20. CVE-2017-0468
  21. CVE-2017-0467
  22. CVE-2017-0466
  23. CVE-2017-0407
  24. CVE-2017-0406

Fixes

Camera initialization causes crash or black screen behavior with certain 3rd party applications.
• Improvements to camera fixes various crash or unresponsive scenarios.

Opening files using voice commands does not work if the file extension is in uppercase.
• Filenames with uppercase text may now be opened via voice command if pronounceable.

Failed to open image or document using “Select Item n” voice command.
• Under certain conditions, could not open files with the show help number tags. The issue has been resolved; files can now be opened using the tag number.

Device sleep timer is not reset after a voice command is recognized.
• Sleep timer now always reset after any accepted voice command.

Device powers on when USB wall charger is removed during shut down process
• Device will now no longer power on when charger removed during shutdown.

Volume level control does not work when playing WEBM files.
• Volume controls now work identically compared to all other video formats.