As expected, Google has just announced the major overhaul of Android Wear with the new Lollipop update. Among the most notable changes is the inclusion of a multitude of new watch faces, thanks to a new watch face API introduced by Google, allowing developers to customize and design watch faces as they like. These watch faces will be made available through the Play Store. Users will be able to set and change them directly from the smartphone app as well.
The update will also include a new screen brightness settings, dubbed as Sunlight and Theater modes. The latter will mute the display and stop the device from vibrating, while the Sunlight mode will increase the brightness of the display for visibility on a sunny day. This is a necessary feature for some Android Wear devices like the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live which lack an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the display.
The update will also allow users to get back a notification which they might have inadvertently dismissed and also get a quick glance of the recently used features/apps with a tap on the watch face. This will save a lot of time, so it’s a very nifty addition made by Google. Battery life is believed to be getting a substantial boost as well. The update will reportedly start rolling out by the coming week, so you can expect to have it on your Android Wear offering before the end of next week.
What do you make of all these new changes made by Google to Android Wear?