Google first unveiled the Android Wear 2.0 at its I/O conference event earlier this year. Many have been anticipating its release ever since. However, it seems like fans have a lot more waiting to do as Google’s Android Wear 2.0 release has now been pushed to 2017.
The Android Wear 2.0 is expected to come packed with the latest operating system along with tonnes of new features. Here are a few updates that users will be able to avail:
Play Store features
With Play Store for Android Wear, users can browse recommended apps in the home view and search for apps using voice, keyboard, handwriting and recommended queries so that they can find apps more easily.
Users can also switch between multiple accounts and update or uninstall apps in the ‘My apps’ view on their watch.
Additionally, if users want an app on their watch but not on their phones, they can simply install only the watch app from the on-watch store.
Android Wear now generates Smart Reply responses for Messaging Style notifications. These are generated by an entirely on-watch machine learning model using the context provided by the Messaging Style notification.
There are many other updates that the Android Wear 2.0 is expected to receive and users can read about it on Google’s official blog website.
‘We’ve gotten tons of great feedback from the developer community about Android Wear 2.0 – thank you! We’ve decided to continue the preview program into early 2017, at which point the first watches will receive Android 2.0,’ says Google.
The reason for the delay of Android Wear 2.0 as reported by Tech Times is that the operating system is apparently not yet ready for prime time. Google wants to resolve bugs and wants its developer community to keep spotting more.