During the conference Google I/O 2015 Google has told about what innovations will be implemented in the operating system Android Wear in the near future. Smart watch of this OS is in the range of many companies, including LG, Samsung, Sony and Motorola. Despite numerous speculations about the possibility to use these devices together with iPhone and iPad, the conference was not mentioned.
According to Google, the new version of Android Wear will have a special mode Always On. It allows you to attach to the home screen of the particular application, and when the time expires, the user sees it in black and white. The program will be displayed on the main screen as much time as need be, and not disappear instantly when lowering the hands. This will allow you to quickly access it if necessary, but not to consume in large quantity stock battery.
The OS now features extended support for gestures. If the user’s hands are full, he can scroll through the list of cards the movement of the wrist. To scroll through the news feed and notifications, simply turn the brush in a circular motion. Note that the main gesture in hours Apple – the awakening of the screen when the user waves his hand to see the time.
In addition, Google has improved the work with smiles: now Android Wear lets you draw the emoticons. The system will try to recognize them and to substitute the existing list, supports hundreds of different emoticons.
Prior to the presentation there were rumors that Google I/O will be presented companion app for smart watches Android Wear for mobile devices running iOS. Unfortunately, this information was not confirmed. Thus, to rely on the ability to connect Moto 360 or other “smart” watch to iPhone.
The iPhone and iPad owners can enjoy the benefits of chronometers on a software platform Google only if you have jailbreak.
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