Android Wear 2.0 Adds Standalone App Support
Google today provided a preview of Android Wear 2.0, which it says was developed with end users in mind. Watch faces, for example, will be able to show data from other apps, such as fitness info. This leads to greater personal customization of watch faces. Messaging sees updates, too, thanks to better handwriting recognition, voice controls, and keyboards. Android Wear 2.0 will also enjoy expanded fitness tools, such as automatic activity recognition and easier music streaming. The platform brings with it support for standalone apps that don't require a nearby cellphone to function. Developers can download a preview of Android Wear 2.0 today, but the public release isn't expected until the fall.
Google Launches Android Wear 2.0
Feb 8, 2017
Google today officially made Android Wear 2.0 available to device makers and the public. The wearable platform has been in preview status since May 2016 and its release has been delayed for several months.
Google Delays Android Wear 2.0 Until 2017
Sep 29, 2016
Google today released Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 and also shared some details on the timing for the platform's public launch. The biggest addition to the preview operating system is the availability of the Google Play Store on Android Wear devices.
Google Drops Wear OS Developer Preview with Support for P
Mar 28, 2018
Google today released the first developer preview of Wear OS, the renamed platform for smartwatches and other wearables. Importantly, this developer preview brings with it support for Android P features.
Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces and Translate to Android Wear
Aug 20, 2015
Google today announced an update to its Android Wear platform that makes it possible to interact directly with watch faces. The revised watch face code lets watch faces change their design to reveal new information, such as notifications, or launch a specific app.
Google Drops New Dev Preview of Wear OS with Better Battery Management
May 9, 2018
Google today offered developers a new build of Wear OS for select Android smartwatches. The update chiefly installs the Actions on Google feature that Google announced earlier this month, but it also introduces more power-related enhancements and a dedicated battery saver mode.
Verizon LG Urbane LTE Android Wear 2.0
I can get it to reboot in bootloader mode, however in commands when I type "fastboot oem unlock" all I get on my computer is "waiting for any device" and the watch just stays in bootloader mode...ï»¿