Wear OS just gained support for hardware-accelerated watchfaces – TechWeu

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Today, Apple held its WWDC keynote livestream where it announced a slew of new features for the Apple Watch and its watchOS. Meanwhile, Wear OS remains far behind from other smartwatch operating systems. A new support page from Android’s developer website outlines how Wear OS will support smoother watchfaces. This pertains to watchfaces with animations, such as a smooth second-hand as opposed to one that moves every second.

With the Wearable Support Library version 2.7.0, developers can use hardware-acceleration for watch faces where previously, hardware-acceleration was only allowed in Wear OS apps. This this new support, it means that all developers will need to tweak their watchfaces to take advantage of smoother animations and marginally improved battery life.

We really hope that Wear OS would get it together. There are so many nice-looking Wear OS watches, with so many different fashionable styles from various brands, but the operating system is so far behind. We are really looking forward to another major update for Wear OS, as it hasn’t been updated since 2018.


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Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni writes about Technology, smartphones, & Gaming for Techweu, out of Delhi. Aksh is technology & gadgets Author for techweu, and has frequently written about technology, gadgets on all platforms and new developments in the world of smartphones. In his free time, Aksh likes to spend time on his Play Station, learn new technologies, watch informative videos, and watching movies. Aksh is available on Aksh@techweu.com, you can send in your leads and tips.

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