Android Put on’s Lollipop replace provides a slew of latest watch faces
It is like an early Christmas for the handful of Android Put on customers on the market. An extended-awaited improve to Android Lollipop is rolling out for the platform at the moment, bringing with it an enormous give attention to customization by means of watch faces. There at the moment are dozens of stylized face designs obtainable on Google Play, together with some that includes the likes of Pac-Man and Despicable Me minions. You possibly can set up them proper from Google’s app retailer, or by way of the brand new Android Put on app (which additionally enables you to shortly change between faces). Not surprisingly, Google can also be formally launching its Watch Face API for builders at present, which suggests we’ll see lots extra new designs rolling out over the subsequent few months.
For probably the most half, the brand new watch faces reap the benefits of the vivid colour screens on Android Put on units. That is a step up from most of the earlier makes an attempt from Google and watch makers, which tried to imitate the look of analog watches (to various levels of success). The number of choices are yet one more reminder of simply how essential personalization is for wearables. The replace additionally packs in a number of new options, together with fast entry to display modes for each darkish and brilliant rooms, in addition to the power to shortly block notifications from apps. Whereas that is all excellent news for Put on early adopters, there’s nonetheless little cause for mainstream consumers to think about these smartwatches. And that doubtless will not occur till Google and its companions do one thing concerning the platform’s notoriously poor battery life, and provide you with Put on apps that provide extra than simply glorified notifications.