Google has now silently released a new developers preview build of the Android Wear OS 2.0 . The latest build is fifth build till date. It is also listed as final beta build of Android Wear 2.0 .
The fifth Developer Preview build of Android Wear OS 2.0 brings Support for iOS and there are some other minor changes on board. The final public release of Android Wear 2.0 will happen in early February this year.
It was easy to pair Android Wear smartwatches with iOS since 2015 but the Android Wear 2.0 brings much more to it. With Android Wear 2.0, you can even distribute your apps to iPhone-paired watches as well.
‘To do so, just set the standalone=true flag in your watch app manifest. This lets the Play Store know that your watch app doesn’t require an Android phone app, and therefore can appear in the Play Store on watches paired to iPhones‘
Flip a flag to toggle to the single-page, icon-only action drawer, which provides faster, more streamlined navigation to different views in your app.
NFC HCE support:
NFC Host Card Emulation FEATURE_NFC_HOST_CARD_EMULATION is now supported.
ProGuard and Complication API:
New ProGuard configuration means complication data container classes will no longer be obfuscated. This fixes a ClassNotFoundException when watch faces are trying to access data supplied by a complication data provider.