- Google has revamped the Play Retailer expertise for watch apps on each Put on OS and your Android telephone.
- The Play Retailer on Put on OS now has an Android 12-influenced interface that’s simpler to navigate.
- The Play Retailer on Android, in the meantime, now helps you discover watch apps and faces with improved installs.
Google is well-aware that Put on OS needs to mount a big comeback, and that now extends to the discovering (and putting in) smartwatch apps. The corporate is rolling out a revamped Play Retailer expertise that ought to provide help to discover these apps, whether or not you’re trying in your wrist or your Android telephone.
The largest modifications come to discovering apps on Put on OS itself. The Play Retailer now has an interface influenced by Android 12’s Materials You, together with easier-to-read playing cards. The shop can even “reliably” deal with in-app purchases by steering you to your Android telephone or an online browser hyperlink.
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It’s a lot simpler to seek out Put on OS apps in your telephone, too. You’ll be able to add “Watch” and “Watch faces” filters to your search to restrict outcomes to smartwatch software program, and there are new curated sections within the Put on OS class pages. While you discover an app you’d like, you’ll be able to faucet an “set up” button to put in that title on any suitable watches you personal.
The improved Put on OS apps expertise ought to attain everybody within the “coming weeks,” Google mentioned. You’ll want at the least Put on OS 2.x in your watch.
The information comes simply days forward of the broadly rumored Galaxy Watch 4 debut in mid-August, when Samsung is unofficially anticipated to launch its first Put on OS gadget utilizing the One UI Watch interface. It means that Google is decided to handle lots of the issues which have held Put on OS again, together with the discoverability of apps — you gained’t should marvel if there’s a watch model of a helpful app, or battle to obtain software program when you’ve discovered it.