Android Wear 2.0 was revealed at Google’s I/O Developer Conference prior in the year. Android Wear 2.0 brings about it numerous new features based on feedback received from the first generation of Android Wear, 1.x, which was initially based upon Android 4.4 (KitKat), but was updated based on Android 5.0 and then 5.1 (Lollipop) moving to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) most recently.

Second Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview from Google
Second Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview from Google

At the point when Android Wear 2.0 was presented back in May, it was said to speak to a redesign and includes more glanceable notifications, support for keyboards, handwriting and smart replies, and a new user interface. Google have written the Complications API as a way to coordinate data from third-party applications and services with the operating system, but the team seemed to have focused the majority of their enhancements on the messaging services as this is what number of people use their smartwatch.

A developer preview of Wear 2.0 was made available at the Google I/O meeting and today, Google has declared an update as the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2. Google has updated the Android API platform to 24, matching Android 7.0 (Nougat). This update includes a number of bug fixes and in addition some important new features including how developers will now have access to the new wrist gestures, which had until now just been available to allow users to look through notifications.

Today’s update enhances one-handed use and opens this ability for third-party applications. Another of the updates initially reported for Android Wear 2.0 is the ability to run applications directly on the platform. This is a useful feature for all users but particularly those with the iPhone, as it will significantly increase functionality of the Android Wear platform. With the release of the second Developer Preview software, Google has included a number of the new Wear 2.0 design components to allow developers to begin to design their own particular wearable drawers and similar.

Android Wear 2.0 is Available For The Huawei Watch and LG Watch

Unfortunately, the developer review of Android Wear 2.0 is still available for the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane second Edition LTE model. Other people needs to wait for the software to be released for their compatible gadget, and judging from Google’s common release plan it creates the impression that Wear 2.0 will be released a brief time after Android 7.0 is made available. Still, the updates to the Wear 2.0 preview should encourage developers to begin writing applications for the new platform.


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