Oreo rollout for Android Wear devices begins today, here's what's new


Google has been on a roll over the past week. After releasing the December security patch, Android Oreo 8.1Android Oreo Go, and Chrome 63, the tech giant has now announced the rollout of Android Oreo for wearable devices. 

The update is perhaps smaller than some would have expected, but it does bring a few changes on board. Here's the complete list of new features: 

  • Vibration settings for notifications - Normal, Long, and Double
  • Touch lock feature allows users to disable touch-to-wake functionality. Useful in wet conditions.
  • Toggle for manually enabling "Battery saver" mode.
  • Battery saving background limits
  • Notification channels for apps
  • Support for 7 new countries/languages - Dutch (Belgium), Czech, Spanish (El Salvador), Spanish (Honduras), Spanish (Paraguay), Portuguese (Portugal), English (Nigeria)

Google hasn't confirmed the list of devices that will receive the update first, as timing will be determined by the manufacturers. However, we do know that the LG Watch Sport will be one of the first timepieces on the list, as the Android Wear Oreo beta was launched on that particular device.

source: Google via GSMArena

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