HMT Software Release Notes

Release Notes HMT-1 version 10.2.0

1. Release Overview

This Release Notes document is for the RealWear HMT-1 firmware release 10.2.0, a quarterly security patch release with additional feature updates.

The release is only applicable to the HMT-1 standard model. Any HMT-1 ever sold by RealWear may update to this release (although earlier updates may need to be installed before 10.2.0 can be installed).

1.1 Deliverables

Delivery Data
Company RealWear Inc.
Model Number HMT-1 (T1100G)
Firmware Version 10.2.0
Build File Name 10.2.0-5-C.HMT-1.G

2 Release Notes

2.1 New Features

2.1.1 Updated Voice Keyboard Enables ABC Mode

The HMT end user may now call out independent letters in “ABC” mode. In the keyboard, say “ABC” to activate this mode then say “Letter C A T” to spell “cat”. Users may continue to use the present mode of saying the NATO code-word for each letter.

2.1.2 End-User Action Button Control Mapping / Noise Capture Mode

As of Release 10.2.0, RealWear is permitting limited use of action button functionality by users (previously developers had some control over action button functionality). Available on the My Controls list is an “Action Button” mapping selection. The current default behavior – return to the Home Screen – will still be available, but a new mapping is available called Noise Capture.

Setting the Action Button to Noise Capture mode enables the HMT end user to toggle noise cancellation by depressing Action Button. When an end user enables Noise Capture, all ambient noise captured by HMT microphones is fed into the primary sound input channel for any application so that audio is captured; for example, machinery sounds, a nearby person’s speech, or environmental sounds are accurately represented and/or recorded.

 

2.2 General Changes

2.2.1 Remove Snap from List Controls

As part of the continual tuning of the user experience, this version includes changes in how list controls such as My Controls and My Camera’s More Options behave. The scrolling motion is now continuous and smooth instead of snapping into a partial lock on the in-focus selection.

 

2.3 Translation Changes

2.3.1 Various Translation Updates

Improvements have been made in Polish, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, German, and Japanese. Details are listed in an appendix below.

 

2.4 Security Changes

2.4.1 Android Security Updates

Security updates released through the end of March 2019 are incorporated into this release. See the full list of updates in the appendix below.

2.4.2 Encryption and PIN Unlock Screen

When an HMT has had full-device encryption activated and is PIN protected, a special PIN unlock screen appears when powered on. This screen contains all ten possible numerals with code words randomly assigned to each numeral.

The secure scroll keyboard continues to be used for simple screen unlocking.

 

2.5 Configuration Changes

2.5.1 Modification of the Home Screen and Lock Screen Backgrounds

Previously, the home screen and lock screen backgrounds were locked on all HMTs. With this release, an organization may change either background on any fully branded RealWear device. Note: Co-branded devices may not have this capability unlocked.

2.5.2 Home Screen App Configuration

The default view of the Home Screen (My Programs, My Camera, and My Files) may be modified. Up to five apps may be placed in any order on the home screen.

2.5.3 Storage Locations for Camera Photos and Videos

The location for storing photos and videos recorded by the HMT camera may be modified via configuration settings.

2.5.4 Configure the Visible Folders at the Top Level of My Files

The HMT may be configured to show any specified folder in the user data partition. The traditional folders, “My Media”, “My Photos”, and “My Documents” may be retained or replaced in the folder list. A customer folder icon may be included with the configuration.

2.5.5 Whitelist / Blacklist Items in My Programs

A hardware support professional may determine what apps appear in the My Programs page either by creating a whitelist or blacklist. All programs that are shown on the My Programs screen by default will continue to appear except for the items placed in the blacklist.

2.5.6 Whitelist / Blacklist Items in My Controls

A hardware support professional may determine what control items appear in the My Controls list either by creating a whitelist or a blacklist. The list will retain all default controls except for the items placed in the blacklist.

2.5.7 Control Item for Launching My Programs

A control to navigate to the My Programs page may be added to the My Controls whitelist in the case when the My Programs icon has been removed from the Home Screen. This control is not available by default.

2.5.8 Language String Override

Any string in the HMT-1 operating system or RealWear core applications may be modified, thereby allowing customization of existing commands with any desired label. In many cases, organizations may prefer different translations of commands. This ability can be used on any currently supported language, including English. For a list of supported languages, please refer to the RealWear Knowledge Center at www.realwear.com/knowledge-center/.

2.5.9 Language Selector List Configuration

The HMT-1 ships with 12 languages that may be selected in real time. However, to make language changes easier and faster, HMTs may be configured to show only a subset of the languages and may be set in any desired order.

2.5.10 Maximum Volume Level Setting

The maximum volume of both the speaker and audio port may be reduced via configuration settings.

 

2.6 Developer Changes

2.6.1 Added Support for File Providers in Camera Applet

It is now possible to pass a file provider to the camera applet to specify the file to use when capturing images and videos. The previous method of passing a URI to a file is not supported past Android SDK 24.

To support developers, an update has been made to the developer sample app to show how to capture video.

 

2.7 Bug Fixes

A full list of resolved bugs is in Appendix 3 of this document.

 

2.8 Major Known Issues

• [SUP-263] HPE VRG: ‘Play chat sound’ option cannot be controlled via voice command.

• [SUP-264] In some applications, when the keyboard is opened, it will lose focus if there is a pop-up such as notifications on the screen.
 – A workaround is to show and then hide notifications.

3 Software Update Method

Appendix 1: Security Patch List

Android Security Bulletin — January 2019

Framework

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-9582 A-112031362 Included

System

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-9583 A-112860487 Included
CVE-2018-9584 A-114047681 Included
CVE-2018-9585 A-117554809 Included
CVE-2018-9586 A-116754444 Included
CVE-2018-9587 A-113597344 Included
CVE-2018-9588 A-111450156 Included
CVE-2018-9589 A-111893132 Included
CVE-2018-9590 A-115900043 Included
CVE-2018-9591 A-116108738 Included
CVE-2018-9592 A-116319076 Included
CVE-2018-9593 A-116722267 Included
CVE-2018-9594 A-116791157 Included

Kernel components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-10876 A-116406122
Upstream kernel
Included
CVE-2018-10880 A-116406509
Upstream kernel
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-10882 A-116406626
Upstream kernel
Included
CVE-2018-13405 A-113452403
Upstream kernel
Included
CVE-2018-18281 A-118836219
Upstream kernel
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-17182 A-117280327
Upstream kernel
Included
CVE-2018-10877 A-116406625
Upstream kernel
Included

Qualcomm components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-11962 A-117118292
QC-CR#2267916
Included
CVE-2018-12014 A-117118062
QC-CR#2278688
Included
CVE-2018-13889 A-117118677
QC-CR#2288358
Included

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-11847 A-111092812* Included
CVE-2018-11888 A-111093241* N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-13888 A-117119136* N/A to RealWear kernel version

 

Android Security Bulletin — February 2019

Framework

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2019-1986 A-117838472 [2] N/A to Android 8.1
CVE-2019-1987 A-118143775 [2] Included
CVE-2019-1988 A-118372692 Included

Library

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2017-17760 A-78029030* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-5268 A-78029634* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-5269 A-78029727* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2017-18009 A-78026242* N/A to RealWear Android baseline

System

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2019-1991 A-110166268 Included
CVE-2019-1992 A-116222069 Included
CVE-2019-1993 A-119819889 Included
CVE-2019-1994 A-117770924 Included
CVE-2019-1995 A-32589229 [2] Included
CVE-2019-1996 A-111451066 Included
CVE-2019-1997 A-117508900 Included
CVE-2019-1998 A-116055338 [2] N/A to Android 8.1

Kernel components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-10879 A-116406063
Upstream kernel
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2019-1999 A-120025196* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2019-2000 A-120025789* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2019-2001 A-117422211* N/A to RealWear Android baseline

Qualcomm components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-11262 A-76424945
QC-CR#2221192
N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11280 A-109741776
QC-CR#2185061
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-11275 A-74409078
QC-CR#2221256 [2]
N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-13900 A-119052051
QC-CR#2287499
Included
CVE-2018-13905 A-119052050
QC-CR#2225202
N/A to RealWear kernel version

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-11289 A-109678453* Included
CVE-2018-11820 A-111089815* N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-11938 A-112279482* Included
CVE-2018-11945 A-112278875* Included
CVE-2018-11268 A-109678259* Included
CVE-2018-11845 A-111088838* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11864 A-111092944* Included
CVE-2018-11921 A-112278972* Included
CVE-2018-11931 A-112279521* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11932 A-112279426* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11935 A-112279483* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11948 A-112279144* Included
CVE-2018-5839 A-112279544* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-13904 A-119050566* N/A to RealWear Android baseline

 

Android Security Bulletin — March 2019

Framework

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-20346 A-121156452 Included
CVE-2019-1985 A-118694079* N/A to Android 8.1
CVE-2019-2003 A-116321860 Included
CVE-2019-2004 A-115739809 Included
CVE-2019-2005 A-68777217 Included

Media framework

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2019-1989 A-118399205 Included
CVE-2019-1990 A-118453553 Included
CVE-2019-2006 A-116665972 N/A to Android 8.1
CVE-2019-2007 A-120789744 [2] Included
CVE-2019-2008 A-122309228 Included

System

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2019-2009 A-120665616 Included
CVE-2019-2010 A-118152591 N/A to Qualcomm chipset
CVE-2019-2011 A-120084106 [2] Included
CVE-2019-2012 A-120497437 Included
CVE-2019-2013 A-120497583 Included
CVE-2019-2014 A-120499324 Included
CVE-2019-2015 A-120503926 Included
CVE-2019-2016 A-120664978 Included
CVE-2019-2017 A-121035711 Included
CVE-2019-2018 A-110172241 [2] Included
CVE-2018-9561 A-111660010 [2] Included
CVE-2018-9563 A-114237888 [2] Included
CVE-2018-9564 A-114238578 [2] Included
CVE-2019-2019 A-115635871 Included
CVE-2019-2020 A-116788646 Included
CVE-2019-2021 A-120428041 Included
CVE-2019-2022 A-120506143 Included

System

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2019-2023 A-121035042 [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] Included

Kernel components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2018-10883 A-117311198
Upstream kernel [2]
Included
CVE-2019-2024 A-111761954
Upstream kernel
Included
CVE-2019-2025 A-116855682
Upstream kernel
Included

Qualcomm components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2017-8252 A-112277630
QC-CR#2106159
Included
CVE-2017-8252 A-114041175
QC-CR#2128529
Included
CVE-2018-11817 A-114041192
QC-CR#2241830
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-11817 A-114041747
QC-CR#2166542
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-13899 A-119053086
QC-CR#2295915 [2]
N/A to RealWear kernel version
CVE-2018-13917 A-120487091
QC-CR#2251019
Included

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References RealWear Update
CVE-2017-8252 A-79419898* Included
CVE-2017-8252 A-79420414* Included
CVE-2017-8252 A-112279542* Included
CVE-2018-11958 A-114042786* Included
CVE-2018-11966 A-114042484* Included
CVE-2018-11970 A-114042111* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-11971 A-114042829* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
CVE-2018-13918 A-120486115* N/A to RealWear Android baseline
Appendix 2: Translation Changes

In brackets is a system reference number that the RealWear technical team uses to refer to each issue.

• [HMT-2239] Translation suggestions for Polish language after first testing of V10 Early Access

• [HMT-2347] [JP Translation] My Controls Set Level for Volume/Brightness commands differ from what is shown

• [HMT-2349] [JP Translation] Numbers screen on keyboard are an erroneous mix of Japanese and English

• [HMT-2446] [Spanish (US) Language Translation] Various problems with Spanish translations

• [HMT-2456] [Language-Chinese] Incorrect translations for “Video Forward” and “Audio Forward”

• [HMT-2458] [Language-Polish] Wrong translations for “Zoom Level”, “Delete”, and “Confirm”

• [HMT-2499] [Language-ZH] ‘Slave’ string in Chinese is mistranslated

• [HMT-2508] [Language-TH] Audio Forward Voice Command Mistranslated

• [HMT- 2511] [Language-DE] German Voice Commands for SECURE ENTRY and NORMAL ENTRY could be improved

• [HMT-2523] [JP Translation] Various issues with translation

• [HMT-2594] [Language-Russian] Native Speaker Translation Corrections

• [HMT-2596] [Language-Italian] Native Speaker Translation Corrections

Appendix 3: Full Bug Fix List

The list below indicates the issues fixed in this release.  In brackets is a system reference number that the RealWear technical team uses to refer to each issue.

• [HMT-1508] Mute Microphone – Microphones are not muted after resuming from sleep.

• [HMT-1841] Badge selection doesn’t work for toggle button under settings.

• [HMT-1997] Home screen year is truncated to last 2 digits. Updated to display 4 digits.

• [HMT-2199] MyCamera Photo Preview Animation leading to delayed or missed speech commands.

• [HMT-2205] Document Viewer crashes upon opening content URI provided by File Provider – FIXED. One symptom of this bug was that an error would appear when opening some .pdf files, “Password protected PDFs not supported” even though the file was not password protected.

• [HMT- 2211] Toast (pop-up notifications) interferes with Custom Voice Commands in firmware upgrade 10.0.0-08-C.HMT-1.G.

• [HMT-2302] Passing URI to My Camera via intent causes application crash.

• [HMT-2303] Menu Items in standard Android overflow menus do not get recognized automatically.

• [HMT-2304] Unable to open no password protected PDF file in HMT, says “Password protected PDFs not supported”.

• [HMT-2305] [Language Korean] Voice command for Zoom level in Camera or configuration app is not working.

• [HMT-2306] [Language Korean] Voice command for select item is not working.

• [HMT-2307] [Language Korean] Voice command for Set level in Brightness or Volume does not work in Korean Language.

• [HMT-2351] In Japanese keyboard, ‘Scan Code’ screen causes WearHF crash/ unresponsive voice commands.

• [HMT-2359] Custom Commands and BNF tree refresh issue. Custom commands that worked before the microphone auto-muted must continue to work after the auto-mute is restored.

• [HMT-2395] [Language-Spanish] Set Level Voice command is not recognized.

• [HMT-2449] Incorrect error message when using file provider when capturing video. Camera app shows a message saying file providers aren’t supported … or … If is implemented, camera app records to the file in the file provider.

• [HMT-2478] With Wearhf 2.0.20-23 : show help does not work on many 3rd party apps.

• [HMT-2481] Too many accessibility events triggered in logs when we launch and scroll through PIN Unlock screen.

• [HMT-2482] Homescreen Background – When deleting the homescreen_background.json file, the file used for the background is incorrect and overlaps the time.

• [HMT-2509] ABC Mode – When switching to ABC mode the command pop-up is wrong.

• [HMT-2513] ABC Mode – Symbols section does not preface the symbols with “SYMBOL…”.

• [HMT-2515] Videos captured by Intent show wrong filename when saved.

• [HMT-2516] Listcontrol moves too much left and right.

• [HMT-2520] [Wi-Fi] In Password entry screen, ABC mode is set by default and VC to enter characters doesn’t work.

• [HMT-2529] Keyboard – Japanese Language – Letters – Only 3 Japanese letters are displayed.

• [HMT-2537] Images captured by Camera applet options are not accessible in My files, unable to open and view the images.

• [HMT-2538] Crash is observed in logs when we take photo from Camera applet option in Developer Test apk.

• [HMT-2564] Badge Number and select item 1..# option is not displayed in My Files.

• [HMT- 2566] “My Documents” “My Media” & “My Photos” are not translated as per the HMT language set and voice commands fail to open.

• [SUP-20] When Recording Video to storage capacity, device becomes unusable.

Release Notes HMT-1Z1 version 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.