Google announced Android Wear 2.0 with a small keyboard and standalone app support

Android wear 2.0
Android wear 2.0

In past 2 years, Android Wear grew with good pace. To take it to next level, Google has announced the latest Android Wear 2.0 at Google I/O 2016. This is the biggest update to its wearable operating system since its initial release.

With this update, now apps can run standalone without any need for the phone to be nearby. Watches can directly connect to Wi-Fi and users can use these apps within the smartwatch even if not connected to the phone.

Android wear 2.0

Updated Android Wear focuses on health, fitness, customization and messaging. Watch faces can now show data from apps. Users can now replies to text in better way with auto replies, handwriting recognition and small swipable keyboard. It can automatically

Google has also released new Material design guidelines for wear 2.0.

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Wear 2.0 will be available later this year as developer preview. It is only compatible with LG Watch Urbane second edition LTE and Huawei watch. More devices will be added as a part of update.

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