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Google Releases New Android Wear 2.0 Features Through Play Store

Google Releases New Android Wear 2.0 Features Through Play Store

Google is making some changes to how it delivers new features and improvements to Android Wear-powered smartwatches, an executive said. This strategy was also adopted for Android a few years ago and has delivered positive results for the Search giant since then. Googler Hoi Lam took to Google+ yesterday to share some new information about future updates to Android Wear 2.0.

Google's idea of providing software updates (that bring new features) through the Play Store, comes from its objective to provide more timely improvements to the OS between milestone releases. A new post from the company says Android Wear 2.0 is getting some updates and features, though there's no word on when the next version of the platform will launch. Hopefully, this will make it easier and faster for Google to address some of the many shortcomings of Android Wear 2.0 and give the ecosystem a much-needed boost.




In a Google Plus post, which was shared by moderator Hoi Lam on the Android Wear Developers community page, there is a list of updates for the wearables platform. This enables Google to quickly push new features to Android Wear owners without requiring a full upgrade to the operating system as a whole. The update also reduces accidental entry into the watch face picker. Mr. Lam says the following was added in that recent update and confirms that more will be arriving "in the coming months".


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