Google able to release new Android Wear features through the Play Store

Heads up, Android Wear fans, because you recently received some new features and will be getting more through the Play Store.

Google employee Hoi Lam recently revealed that Android Wear 2.0 watches can get new features through the Play Store. This can happen when the Android Wear app on your watch is updated.

An update was released this way last week, bringing with it new features like:

  • 3rd party chat app support in Contacts
  • Reduce accidental entry into the watch face picker
  • Improve Play Store discoverability for new users
  • Other features and bug fixes

We regularly see companies push apps to the Play Store to offer more frequent updates as opposed to waiting for a large OTA release, and that seems to be the strategy that Google is taking here. It’s exciting news for folks wearing an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, and it ought to make seeing the Android Wear app in your update list even more exciting.

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