Android Wear to introduce interactive watch faces in next major update?

by XB on 13th July 2015

in Android


Android Wear interactive facesGoogle will launch an update to Android Wear next month that will introduce new interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communication reports Phandroid. This update will see Google officially support the single tap gesture that some developers already use in their watch faces via workarounds. This single tap gesture can be used to launch activities, bring aesthetic changes, inline expansion and more.

Another new feature for Android Wear will include watch-to-watch communication called ‘Together’. This will allow users to send each other messages, emoji’s, stickers and more. Phandroid admits that some of this information is “quite old”, so Google’s roadmap may have changed in the meantime. However, would you be excited to see these features appear on your Sony SmartWatch 3? Let us know in the comments below.

Examples of new single tap gesture

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Via Phandroid.

  • Ender Ceylan

    In other news…
    Will the 5.1.1 update be delayed? It’s mid-june and there isn’t even a PTCRB certification for any Z-series device yet.

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    So is this the Android M update for Android Wear or is it version 2 of Android 5.1.1?

  • The same happened with 5.0.2. There wasn’t any certification.

  • Android Wear is different from Android M or 5.0, 51, …Is like a different OS, but, of course, based on Android.

    https://www.android.com/wear/

  • As long as Google also fixes the random battery drain bug that seems to be affecting a lot of the Android Wear devices, specifically the Sony SW3, they can add whatever else they want :)

  • Chaot0407

    I just want the holder kit for my SW3…
    It should be here since February :/

  • Timel

    Sony cant make their own wearable device OS.

    Android wear is freaking boring

  • Alvin

    Sony needs to customise their ui for android wear or smartwear devices to match their amazing ui of xperias

  • Laura Williams
  • betatesterz

    They can and they have. Sony smartwatch 1 & 2. The smartband talk as well.

  • marcyff2

    And it works quite well, still rocking my smart-watch 2!

  • Timel

    I love Samsung’s Tizen and LG’s webOS more

    Sony smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface.

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    No one cares what you like.
    Also, how fucking pathetic can you be when you upvote your own garbage post?

  • Timel

    Butthurt so much?
    It’s clear that You care LOL

    Take this!
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface
    Sony Smartwatch OS has an ugly user interface

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    lmao “Take this!”, are you 12?

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