Google has launched a beta program of the new version of Android Wear. So far, only for smartwatches LG Watch Sport
Do not have time to many manufacturers to upgrade their handheld device to Android Wear 2.0 We do, as we have already launched the program beta testing the next version of the system based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The first device with an updated Android Wear, become smart watch the LG Watch the Sport.
The upcoming version of Android Wear is not expected to receive a significant change, but some of them are still substantial.
“As we said at the Google I / O, it is mainly a technical update to the API 26 including the notification channels and improves the background of restrictions,” – explained to Google.
As you can see, the list of small functional changes. With the advent of channel notifications in Android Wear expanded opportunities to work with notifications. Whereas previously only allowed users to turn off all notifications for certain applications, it is now possible to choose the types of notifications.
The developers have also introduced more stringent restrictions on the run background services. By default, they will not run in the background. In this case, users will no longer see a notification. Search for a location will now occur much less frequently, all this will increase the battery life.
The Google blog says that this is only a beta version of Android Wear to the stable release. When will the final version of the operating system – is still unknown. Owners of LG Watch Sport may go to this page, in order to participate in the beta program Android Wear. The rest can safely skip the current update.