Google has announced that “Together”, the social watch face of Android, will be shutting down in the by September 30th. About a year ago, Google was announcing Together as a new update to Android Wear. The application helped users to communicate with their family or friends by using emojis, photos or drawings.
It seems that they are shutting this feature down especially because of Android Wear 2.0. It will contain the best features of Together as they will be integrated into the platform directly. You will still be able to connect with your friends by using messages, emojis but also Smart Reply, keyboard or even handwriting! So if you enjoyed using Together, you do not have to worry as Android Wear 2.0 is going to have most of its features.
If you have not used Together by now, here is a few things you should know. It was the social watch face of Android and it could be used for the device that carried along some functionality with it. Two people could use Together to share various things across their smartphones or tablets. Even though Google has not announced yet the day they are going to release Android Wear 2.0. So if you enjoyed their social watch face, you would have to wait for some time before using those features again, as part of Android Wear. Who knows, maybe Google is preparing us another surprise.
The new version of Android Wear will allow us to communicate better and also having more fun while using the standalone applications. That means that you will be able to use apps, such as Play Music or Spotify, independent of a connected smartphone. Moreover, switching will be easier, just by doing a simple gesture. If notifications bothere you, then you won’t have to worry anymore as they will no longer stay over the face. Of course, you will get an alerting message, but that’s it.
Furthermore, a new design has been preparing for The Google now search screen. Users will be able to press one side button and access voice search. Among the new features, Google has announced for Android Wear 2.0 is also the option to uninstall an app you are not using anymore. We will see if saying goodbye to Together, the social face of Android, was the right thing to do. There will be some changes but Google promised to find its best features in the new gadgets they are going to release.
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