Android Wear 2.8 update brings improved readability and AMOLED theme

Google has announced the availability of Android Wear 2.8, a small update that’s available through the Android Wear app on your phone. The new update introduces a darker background for improved readability and a new notification layout which gives you more information from just a quick glance.

In an announcement, the Android Wear team said:

“We are pleased to announce a new Android Wear update, Android Wear 2.8.

This new update has improved notification glanceability with a new layout which shows more of your message at a glance.

We have also made the background darker for better readability.”

Aside from making text easier to read, the darker background could also help prolong the battery life for ´╗┐some Android Wear devices with an OLED (or its variants) display´╗┐; black doesn’t drain the battery of devices with those screen and users would, therefore, see a reduction in the amount of battery being used.

Google did not give a specific timeline for the update's rollout, saying that it’ll be “rolling out during the next few days.”

Source: Google via Slashgear | Image via Reddit (Yozakgg)

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