Bad news for users of Android Wear waiting firm foot version 2.0. It will not happen until at least the beginning of 2017. Bad week for Android Wear! After rumors that Huawei wanted to turn from the Google system and iPhone 7 is not compatible , it is the editor who pushes the release date of the next major update. Yesterday on his blog , Google has announced the availability of the Developer Preview 3 Android Wear 2.0, responding to opportunities for returns rather negative developers. Indeed, the release of Android Wear 2.0 is postponed and Google now speak of “early 2017” while announcing a Developer Preview 4 is already in development.
The Google Play Store wrist
The great novelty of this Developer Preview 3, is the arrival of the Google Play Store directly on Android Wear. Google explains that it is the strongest demand from developers on Android Wear: users must be able to find their applications more easily. For this, nothing better than to offer a shop directly on the watch. The Mountain View company added that it will be possible for developers to offer applications exclusively for Android Wear . Until now, developers were required to offer a version for smartphones in addition to their application dedicated to smartwatchs. The Google Play Store should also be updated on smartphones and on the web to better highlight Android Apps Wear.
Smarter quick answers
Google also improved other Android Wear elements, including the ability to quickly respond to messages. With the Developer Preview 3, Google integrates smart motor response generation. This engine is integrated with Android Wear system and therefore transmit anything to the cloud. It must generate responses in the context of the message received. For example, the question “How are you? “The engine will offer the user to answer” It’s going well, and you? “. This is reminiscent of the features of Google Assistant , the new feature coming to Android 7.1 and we can already see in Google Allo . For now this feature is only available in English.