Android Wear is getting a new update today that’s easily its biggest yet. Google’s introducing several new features that change how we use our watches, from Wi-Fi support to hand gestures and hand-drawn emoji. Individually, these changes are small, but collectively, they promise to make even year-old hardware seem new. They also ensure that Android Wear keeps up (and in some cases surpasses) the Apple Watch from a pure features perspective. That could become important down the line should Google’s plans to release Android Wear for the iPhone come to fruition.
I kind of like the wrist-flick gestures, but the rest seems more fluff that only makes Wear more complicated (and thus, more like the Apple Watch), instead of the opposite.
…which watches get the update.
Saying Google released an Android Wear update today is like saying the Apple Watch was released on March 9. Google pre-announced an update that will be available at an unspecified later date.
This is the most negative website on the internet. Almost every story has a snarky comment, or some general moaning. Not sure why I still come here, it’s a habit I will have to break.