Android Wear updates will be delivered by Google via Play Store

It might have seemed as Google gave up on Android Wear, but this move shows it hasn't

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Highlights

    • Google will now use Play Store to provide minor updates to Android Wear-powered smartwatches
    • The company says that this will help them provide new features to users without the big firmware updates

Google recently removed the Android Wear-powered smartwatches from its Store which made people believe that the company might be killing off the platform. However, on Monday they said that the Android Wear smartwatches will be getting new features and they will be made available to the users via the Google Play Store. This was first announced in a post on the Android Wear Developers channel where Hoi Lam a moderator said that Android Wear 2.0 makes it much easier for the company to deliver new features to the smartwatches.

In the post, it was explained how the company plans to deliver the new features to smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 operating system. They will deliver the new features via the Play Store which will thus reduce the waiting time for the users who previously had to wait to get new features till a firmware update came.

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Google had previously said that they are working on a way to provide its customers with timely improvement updates between milestone operating system updates. Recently one such small update was launched through the Play Store which brought third-party chat app support for contacts reduced accidental entry into the watch face picker, improved Play Store discoverability and more.

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The company has said that they will be providing more of these kinds of updates in the coming months. This shows that Google still has interest in the platform and wants to develop it further.