Android Wear 2.8 update starts rolling out, here’s all that’s new

Search giant Google has started rolling out update to its its Android Wear platform, Android Wear 2.8. The new update offers some changes and improved notification display and support for darker backgrounds.

In an official blog post, the company has revealed that the update brings new layout for the notification glanceability feature which shows more of message at a glance. Along with this, the update also makes the readability better for darker background. The update will also bring improvements to Google’s wearable platform.

The update is also expected to add the ability to have less unused space while reading notifications and it may bring an option to rebundle notifications like it was prior to the release of Android Wear 2.0. The darker background feature will be more useful since most of the Android Wear smartwatches sport an OLED display.

Users need to note that this is an update on the Android Wear app on their smartphones, and is not same as the OTA update on some watches.

Recently, luxury brand Tag Heuer launched its latest smartwatch Connected Module 41. The new smartwatch runs Android Wear operating system and is the smaller version of the Connected Module 45. The watch starts at $1200, which is roughly Rs 76,000. There are a total of seven models in the Connected Module 41 range. Keeping the basic idea of modular smartwatches, all of these can be customised with different straps. New straps in the collection include pink, blue or white leather. These make a total of nine straps in the list.

As the name suggests, the Tag Heuer Connected Module 41 is smaller in size than the Module 45 as it has a 41mm diameter. It has an AMOLED screen with 390×390 resolution along with 326 ppi and brightness levels going up to 350 nits. Some of the other features included are 8GB inbuilt storage, 1GB RAM.

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