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Android 8.0 Oreo For Android Wear Released (9to5google.com) 9

According to a Google developer, Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to Android Wear devices starting today. The developer said "timing is determined by each watch's manufacturer." 9to5Google notes that there are "no major redesigns with Oreo for the wearable platform," but there are some useful tweaks. From the report: There is a new option to disable touch-to-wake called "Touch lock" in Settings that Google positions as being useful in wet conditions. Google has added the ability to control the strength of vibrations for incoming notifications. Referred to as the "Vibration pattern," options include Normal, Long, and Double. Meanwhile, there is now a toggle to manually enable the "Battery saver," instead of having to wait until the device hits a low charge. This mode disables Vibration, Location services, Wi-Fi & mobile usage, Data & app updates, and the Always-on display. Meanwhile, the update includes notification channels for apps that should provide more granular user control. Google also shared that Wear is now available in seven new countries and languages: Belgium (Dutch), Czech Republic (Czech), El Salvador (Spanish), Honduras (Spanish), Nigeria (English), Paraguay (Spanish), and Portugal (Portuguese).

Android 8.0 Oreo For Android Wear Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    And by the end of next year, 5% or so of watches will have the update?

  • Android watches have one job, first and foremost:

    They must work 100.0% of the time.

    When you say "Ok, Google," it must respond every. single. time. Always. No matter what.

    When you dictate a command, it must be interpreted quickly, and correctly, 100% of the time. None of this "Sorry, can't reach Google at the moment" garbage it currently replies with about 70% of the time.

    Fix this first before addressing all the cutsie UI crap. Please!

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