Google Launches Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4

Following the release of Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 about three months ago, Google has officially launched the latest software update coming to its wearable operating system, Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4, to developers for download and update.

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 features:

  • Seamless authentication - User will now only need to select which account they want to authenticate with and they are done. (Tap a button on the watch that opens an authentication screen on the phone)
  • In-app billing - Users can authorize purchases quickly and easily on the watch through a 4-digit Google Account PIN
  • Cross-device promotion - Devs can help navigate users to the Play Store on a paired device so they can more easily install their app or open a custom URLs on the phone from the watch
  • Swipe-to-dismiss is now back
  • Compatibility with Android Wear 1.0 apps
  • Other fixes and enhancements

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 is now rolling out on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition and Huawei Watch.