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Android Wear 2.0 developer preview out today, for everyone this fall

Google announced that the Android Wear 2.0 developer preview will launch today for developers (the site in that link isn’t active yet, but should be soon). It will also launch for everyone to test out sometime later this fall.

Android Wear 2.0 includes new features just like the Complications in watchOS for the Apple Watch, allowing third-party developers to tap into the system to insert special areas into watch places for things like notifications, news, upcoming tasks, steps taken and more. Also, Google will make it easier for apps like Spotify and Strava to run without needing a phone nearby, though it wasn’t made immediately clear how this will differ from Spotify’s existence now, which is already easy to launch right from the homescreen.

Developers should find the Android Wear 2.0 preview available soon, just hit the source below.


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Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...