Google Announces Android Wear Beta Based on Android Oreo, Starting with the LG Watch Sport
Google has announced a new Android Wear beta based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and it launches today starting with the LG Watch Sport. The new update brings the device to API level 26 — the API level for Android 8.0 — and introduces features such as the new background restrictions and notification channels.
With this update also comes more advanced notification customization called “notification channels.” This allows the user to opt in or out of notifications from certain apps based on what category the notification is in. An example is shown where the user chooses to receive notifications from an application called “MooMessenger” when they receive a new follower, but not when they receive new likes.