Android Wear gets updated to v2.6 with Recent apps button and more

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Android Wear 2.0 has a lot of great ideas in it, but it’s still a mess if you ask me. That hasn’t stopped Google from continually trying to improve on it, though. Now, through its latest update, Google is making a handful of small changes to Android Wear that make things just a bit better.

First and foremost, Google has added a new complication to Android Wear that lets you toss your most recently used app on your watchface. With this, any time you launch an app on Android Wear, it takes up that spot on your watch face. If you commonly launch an app, this could definitely be a handy tool.

The update, spotted by Android Police, is rolling out in Google Play now and introduces a new “recent app” complication so that you can quickly return to your last used app, as well as a download indicator to show how much time is remaining before downloads are completed.

Further, there are new connection status indications in the quick settings menu, which will show your current connection status for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cell network.

Another slight change in this update is dynamic text on cards. In short, this allows text on various notifications to adjust its size based on the message. For example, a shorter message of a couple of words will probably have marginally larger text compared to a small paragraph.

All of these changes are live now with the Android Wear v2.6 app, rolling out now on the Google Play Store. Once updated, your watch should reflect these changes.

Source : AndroidPolice