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Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2 showcases gestures for 3rd party apps, Android Platform API 24

The second Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview is now available, and though it doesn't have much for end-users, app developers have quite a bit to play with.

Published onJuly 12, 2016

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The Android dev team has released the Developer Preview of Android Wear 2.0. End users might not get much out of this kit, seeing as it primarily focuses on making sure app developers are getting a look at the changes coming to the software so they can adjust their applications accordingly, Indeed, the team even goes out of their way to note that this build isn’t yet intended for daily use.

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For interested developers, this latest preview brings Android Wear 2.0 to the Android Platform API 24, meaning it’s now in alignment with Nougat. Support for Wrist Gesture commands for third party applications has been made available, and there are some enhancement to Wearable Drawers.

In short, this Developer Preview is truly for developers. There’s not much here at all for the everyday users. If you’ve got an app that you want to make sure is polished and ready for Android Wear 2.0 when it officially releases in a few months, then head over to the announcement page on the Android Developers blog.

Hands on with Android Wear 2.0!