Highlights

  • With this update more improvements are imminent
  • A week back Google released fewer upgrades for the Android Wear
  • Android Oreo also receives upgrades for Android Wear

There is some good news for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch users. Google’s Hoi Lam has lately revealed via Google+ that Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches can now get new feature updates through the app on Play Store. With this sort of update, there will not be any need to release an operating system upgrade for any kind of update.

Google’s anticipated Android Wear 2.0 was launched in the beginning of this year alongside the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. Though the update arrives after a long wait of eight months, however with this move, Google intends to pour in more improvements to be released without waiting for huge OTA updates.

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Hoi Lam’s post on Google+ reads, “With Android Wear 2.0, new features can be delivered through the Play Store, when the Android Wear app on your watch is updated. The aim is to publish more timely improvements between OTAs.”

Furthermore, besides this revelation, Google had released some upgrades for the Android Wear, which comprise of 3rd party chat app support in Contacts, reduces accidental entry into the watch face picker, enhanced Play Store discoverability for new users along with other minor features and bug fixes. According to Google more upgrades are in pipeline and will be rolled out in the coming months.

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In addition to this, Android Oreo also received some upgrades for the Android Wear. With this upgrade in place, now Android Oreo allows ‘Priority Notifications’ even on Battery Saver mode. Other signals like the timer, the alarm will also work with Android Oreo. Moreover, the priority hangout notifications will be visible on the watch face however the device will not ring. The upcoming Android Wear OS based on Android Oreo will be available with this new feature.

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