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Android Wear 2.0 Features Can Now Be Delivered via Google Play

12 October, 2017, 04:57 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required

In a move to boost the less popular Android Wear platform, Google has announced the rollout of small updates and patches to supported wearables via the Google PlayStore.

He explained that once updated to Android Wear 2.0, new features can be delivered to the smartwatch via the Play Store's software update system, reducing the need to wait for a firmware update, which do not appear all too frequently.

If you're in the market for a new hybrid smartwatch or Android Wear watch, today could be your lucky day. However, Google has still been working on the platform lately and, in a message on the Android Wear developers page on Google+ (via Android Police), Google's Hoi Lam detailed a significant change to the way the team is now handling its updates. It brought 3rd party chat app support in Contacts, reduced accidental entry into the watch face picker, improved Play Store discoverability and more.

The company made use of this feature for the first time last week, when it rolled out a range of improvements to Android Wear.

Google's anticipated Android Wear 2.0 was launched in the beginning of this year alongside the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. Googler Hoi Lam took to Google+ yesterday to share some new information about future updates to Android Wear 2.0. There were no Android Wear related announcements at Google's big event last week.

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