Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Google Releases New Android Wear 2.0 Features Through Play Store

Google Releases New Android Wear 2.0 Features Through Play Store

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.

In a move to boost the less popular Android Wear platform, Google has announced the rollout of small updates and patches to supported wearables via the Google PlayStore. The company also recently removed all non-Google, Android Wear watches from the Google Store. The new update brings the device up to API level 26 and introduces features such as the new background restrictions and notification channels.

Android Wear is entering a potentially critical time. Unfortunately, Android Wear has failed to cultivate true interest since its 2.0 release in February.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Google was over and done with Android Wear, given the dearth of smartwatch news at its recent product launch event - not to mention the Android Wear section's subsequent removal from the Google Store.

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This can be likened to how Google pushes out new features to over a billion smartphones and tablets with updates to Google Play Services.

Google is making some changes to how it delivers new features and improvements to Android Wear-powered smartwatches, an executive said.

Lam also says to expect more updates in the coming months, and hopefully, they will be more consistent.

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