Thursday, May 28, Google required to stage at the I/O 2015 conference to reveal some upcoming brand-new functions for Android wear, consisting of WiFi support, always-on apps, brand-new launcher, emojis, wrist gestures, glance-able apps, and far more. All in the hopes of making Android Use much better than exactly what it is already. And all that you ‘d find on the LG Watch Urbane and with the most recent update for the ASUS Zen Watch.
Here’s a quick round up of exactly what Google revealed for Android Wear today.
Taking cue from one of the most basic performance of watches – – examining time – Google is introducing the principle of always-on apps, which implies that specific apps will certainly stay active even in the low-energy display screen mode, offering info that you can glance on your wrist as you go. Examples include a shopping list that you wish to refer to continuously without having to draw your phone out, or, even better, navigation instructions using Google Maps.
WiFi & GPS
The brand-new Android Put on version will be able to benefit from WiFi connection to deliver alerts to your wrist even if you do not have your phone with you. This implies that if you were to forget your phone house, your Android Use smartwatch will continue to bring you notifications as long as it has a WiFi connection, through the cloud.
New App Launcher
Just like how Apple Watch allows launching apps particularly produced your wrist-companion, the brand-new Android Put on version will certainly showcase a launcher that will make it simpler to introduce apps on your smartwatch rather than going through menus upon menus to find that Beginning function. Obviously, voice support is still there, so you can speak an app’s name to introduce it, too.
This is one function that is actually slick. Wrist gestures allow you to navigate through alerts and inspect them in more information through flicks of your wrist. Flick outside for next, and towards yourself for previous. There are numerous gestures supported that maximize the a number of sensors onboard your smartwatch.
Draw Emoji Characters
In another step that extremely imitates Apple Watch, Android Use’s new version will let you draw emojis on your watch face that will be recognized by Google and converted from your poorly-drawn images to correct graphic art. Based upon my own testing, it works very well, and is a neat trick.
4,000 Android Wear Apps + Better Apps
According to Google, there are 4,000 Android Put on apps out there on the Play Store after nearly a year given that launch. To put things into context, the Apple Watch had 3,500+ on launch day itself, and the list is growing like wildfire till this day.
Google also announced today that it would be stepping up the quality of the apps offered on Android Put on, and they proved their point by displaying Uber and Foursquare for the platform.
This practically covers the significant updates/features for Android Wear. Obviously, there are several under-the-hood type of enhancements that will certainly make the entire experience all the better. Since my ASUS Zen Watch has currently gotten the update, it has actually considerably enhanced battery life, by practically twice as much. As of now, unfortunately Zen Watch and Urbane are the only smartwatches that have been on the getting end. For all others, we’re waiting on Google for more info.