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This article was published on May 28, 2015


Here’s the next big update to Android Wear

Here’s the next big update to Android Wear
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

At Google I/O, the company’s annual developer event in San Francisco, Google announced a new version of Android Wear.

The update will make items more glanceable, actionable and effortless. Android Wear will now allow you to leave apps permanently on your device in a low-power black and white mode.

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Wrist gestures will allow you to navigate the device by twisting your wrist and performing other gestures.

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A new mode will also allow you to sketch an emoji and it’ll automatically be translated into the corresponding emoji. Feeling artsy?

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