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Android Wear 2.0 new features can now be received via Play Store

10 October 2017 0

Google didn’t announce anything related to Android Wear watches at its recently held event where it made some big launches but this doesn’t mean that the watch segment is out of its sight. Continuous efforts are being made to make the experience much more convenient for the users. Recently, the company refreshed its Store and removed all non-Google products. Well, while it may look like a no business to us, but it’s a big step for the company as it only wants to list those devices that either fall in Google branding or “Made for Google” program category.

Google now has a good news for the Android Wear users. Google+ Android Wear Developers’ community moderator Hoi Lam shared an interesting info that how the future updates will come to Android Wear 2.0 watches.

Now, with the Android Wear 2.0, new features can be delivered through the Play Store rather than only with an OTA for the OS. That means all the improvements will be delivered straight to your device by just updating the Android Wear app. According to Lam’s post on Google+, “the aim is to publish more timely improvements between the OTAs.”

And, the first update has already been delivered, which includes

  • 3rd party chat app support in Contacts
  • Reduce accidental entry into the watch face picker
  • Improve Play Store discoverability for new users
  • Other features and bug fixes

Lam promises more such updates will arrive in coming months.



Android Wear 2.0 new features can now be received via Play Store
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