Google to Bring Custom Watch Faces to Android Wear
Google recently launched Android Wear at its annual developers’ conference, Google I/O. The platform launched with multiple devices and is set to receive what could possibly be its most anticipated entry by the end of the summer. The platform is one of the most functional smartwatch platforms to date. However, unlike most of the competition out there, Android Wear lacked the ability to use custom watch faces. The feature seems like a no brainer, given Android’s reputation for being customisable. Nevertheless, the only way, as of now, to get the custom watch faces involves going into the device and modifying some software or simply downloading applications which utilise smart walkarounds to do so.
Google’s design Vice President, Matias Duarte, has shared a post by Wayne Piekarski, one of Google’s Senior Developer Advocate, in which Wayne shares that the groundwork is under way for the feature to make its official debut in the ecosystem but requires some tweaking and fine tuning. The application programming interface (API) which will enable this feature is currently under development and won’t be fully available until later this year when Android L makes its official debut.
What do you think of this news? Are you getting an Android Wear Device?