Google releases beta of next Android Wear release

LG Watch SportGoogle has launched the beta version of the next major Android Wear release. This release will upgrade Android Wear to API 26, the same level as Android Oreo.

According to the company, the major changes in the upcoming release include notification channels support and background limit restrictions.

With the upgrade Android Wear, the users will be able to choose the types of notifications they want rather than muting all of them. Additionally, there are now more restrictions on running apps in the background unless there is a visible notification.Notification channels

Google has also revealed that LG Watch Sport users can easily install this beta release if they want. All they have to do is sign up for the beta at this link and the factory image will automatically be downloaded to the watch.

The search giant notes that this is going to be the only beta release before the final roll-out. There is however no word on the final release’s roll-out date at this point.

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