For the fans of smart wearables, the wait is finally over; the Android Wear 2.0 is on the market already!
The Alphabet (The parent company of Google) has officially launched the Android Wear 2.0 system on Wednesday, 8th of February. This is the first update to the Google’s wearable product OS since its first launch back in 2014.
Although the market reception is a bit slow, the company is confident that the new operating system will achieve its target really soon. For those who don’t know much about Android wear, let us tell you that it’s a specialized operating system that Google has devised for the wearable products such as smart watches and fitness gizmos. The new Android Wear 2.0 has been launched through the two LG smartwatches.
Android Wear 2.0 – What’s New?
Let’s review the new Android Gear 2.0; In this blog, we will look for the features that have been added or improved from the last version.
What’s New in Android Wear 2.0?
Many marketing experts are arguing on the time of the release of Android Wear 2.0. Some are of the opinion that Google has missed out on many sale opportunities such as that of the recent holiday season. This can affect the overall sales of the products that embed Android Wear 2.0. However, many other are confident that the newly added features are sufficient enough to attract the clientele, just like Google did in the last release as well. The first release of android wear 1.0 was a real success and it crossed many milestones of success despite many speculations from the marketers.
The Android Wear 2.0 appears in Google’s two flagship products. Both watches are from LG and cover both style and sports enthusiasts. The newly added features in the Android Wear 2.0 are Google Assistant, Google Play, Dials, and many standalone apps. Here is a brief description of some of the features.
Change Shapes With Just a Sweep
The smartwatch fans would be excited to learn that the Android Wear 2.0 makes it very easy to change the watch shapes. With just a swipe of the screen, users can choose from many types of watch shapes available. This means that users don’t have to make special adjustments on their watches according to their schedule or nature of the work.
Third Party Applications
The Android Wear 2.0 enables the users to import data from third party applications. This new feature enables the users to personalize their screen and see what they want to see.
Standalone apps can run on Android Wear 2.0 without any help from another app. This means that the developers can now develop apps exclusively for devices that support this OS. Also, the users can deploy the apps directly from Google Apps and run them without any hassle. Although this feature is new and there are not many exciting apps available for the users, but surely this feature is a great prospect for the future.
Android Wear 2.0 is a much-needed update made by Google just at the right time. The newly added features combined with the exclusive features of flagship products will surely attract many buyers in the market.