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Android Wear 2.0 is a huge new update

Google just announced Android Wear 2.0, a major update to its wearable technology operating system during Google I/O 2016. Here’s everything that’s new.

Android Wear 2.0 lets developers create watch faces that can show information from any Android Wear app. It also includes a new smart reply feature that allows you to respond to incoming notifications quickly by scribbling on the touch screen.

Google also announced a big update to its fitness software. You can leave your phone at home and track your activity automatically using a third-party app on Android Wear. You can also play music on your smartwatch without your phone.

Standalone apps are a big part of Android Wear 2.0. Combined with cellular support, which is available for a few current smartwatches, this opens the door for some exciting new possibilities.

Android Wear 2.0 is set to launch this fall, but the developer preview is available today.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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