Google is bringing changes to Android Wear. The company confirmed what many had been speculating for months – that major changes were coming to Android Wear, and it was coming through a number of different avenues.
While there hasn’t been too much aggravation with the interface, or how the devices behave – as it pertains to the operating system itself that Google employs on the Android wearable devices – the company has been eager to make changes. Mostly due to the fact that customers have voiced a lot of opinion on what they would like to see more or less of, in future representations of the smartwatch software.
There are going to be quite a few updates to the system and how it functions. The first major update is one that takes the Google Play Store and actually establishes a dedicated section for watch faces. It could be assumed that this section will be continually updated and modified, but the fact that this will now be accessed in a one-stop-shop setup is definitely a powerful tool.
That being said, Google will undoubtedly have tons of third-party watch faces being developed – since that is a major part of the Google experience. They’ve never been afraid of letting third-party app developers get in the arena and play around with the interface, and this is no different.
Google will also be introducing an exclusive app that works as a “companion app” to the smartwatches themselves that run on Android Wear. The update will also bring changes to the navigation and will ensure that navigating your Android Smartwatch will be much easier than previous was, and will ensure that cards can be quickly recovered if they need to be.
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There will be improvements to applications that will ensure battery usage is kept at an appreciated level, as well as new modes that will accommodate darkness or extreme brightness. The settings will be quickly accessible as well, ensuring that users get a well-rounded experience on the device that will more closely resemble the type of experience users have on an Android smartphone.
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All of the changes will be changes that improve the overall function of the devices and ensure that they give the Android experience.