Google’s last attempt to enhance Wear OS’s performance and the experience was well appreciated. Developers redesigned the version’s Play Store, introducing some new features. The news of such a change was found on Reddit, and a user explained how Google has rolled out a Play Store update for all Wear OS users. It is not a significant upgrade, but it promises to bring a lot of changes. Google removed the annoying pull-down menu, and the settings that were available on the menu have been sent to the app’s main screen. Also, new My Apps, Settings, and Accounts buttons were introduced at the bottom of the list. Any other things were left the same, the App listings, for example.
Wear OS So Far
The Wear OS, initially known as Android Wear, is a Google-developed device and Google’s Android-running system made for smartwatches and other wearables devices. Wear OS is available with Android devices and iOS, as well, since its 2014 launching. It introduced advanced technology such as Google Assistant.
Moreover, the WearOS supports 3G, Bluetooth, LTE connectivity, and it comes with a multilingual feature. The first partner companies announced were LG, Motorola, Samsung, and HTC, and the first to release an Android Wear smartwatch was LG. LG G Watch was followed by Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch launched in September 2014. The first updates were shortly released, new features appeared, and the software was changed to Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop.’
The end of 2014 had seen releases such as Sony’s SmartWatch 3, LG’s G Watch R, or Asus ZenWatch. Google developers launched in 2015 a pairing application for iOS version 8.2 or newer. Such a feature allows support for getting iOS notifications on smartwatches running Wear OS.
The system has also introduced a bunch of useful applications and other settings for enhancing users’ experience.