Android Wear officially gets Lollipop Update: Wear Watchfaces are here

Android Wear Is Getting an Awesome Facelift 

Some weeks ago, Phandroid had leaked the details of Android Lollipop for Wearable Devices, and now Google has officially announced the Update.

The first major change is the opening up of the Watchface API for developers to make third-party Watchfaces, which will be hitting the Play Store in their own Separate section.

While Developers were able to create Watchfaces for Android Wear before, with the new API, Watchface Creation has become simpler, more streamlined and also making those Watchfaces themselves more powerful.

Android Wear Is Getting an Awesome Facelift 

Android Wear Is Getting an Awesome Facelift 


Google has kickstarted this process with Watchfaces from Brands  such as Red Bull, Porsche, Pac Man, Red Bull, etc.

The Android Wear Companion App is also being updated to ensure easy accessibility and installation of Watchfaces.

Android Wear Is Getting an Awesome Facelift 

You can also bring back cards that you accidentally dismissed, which is a feature that has been requested by many. With Theater Mode and Sunlight Mode, you can push the Screen to minimum or maximum Brightness with one tap.

Also, instead of having to swipe up to access your Apps, you can get to them without swiping as soon as the screen is turned on. Swiping down from the top will now also make the most-used Buttons Appear.

You can also block notifications from Apps directly from your Watch.

The Updates have started to be pushed out, and your Device may receive the Update soon. Since Android Wear is more restrictive than Android, we may expect Update Penetration to be much quicker.

So what do you think of the  Android Wear Lollipop  Update? Do you think Wearables are a passing fad, or have they caught on?



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