Android has finally started pushing the amazing features of its Marshmallow flavor to developers for smartwatches OS the Android Wear. The API 23 SDK for Android Wear is released by Google that allows optimization of smartwatch apps according to Marshmallow codes. There are a number of new features with certain improvements on the Marshmallow that now you can avail on your wearable.
As we have discussed with Marshmallow updates for smartphones the API 23 allows more permission controls with apps. Thus the Android Wear developers can now make use of it to give their users more permission to set apps according to their own use. Even before installing your app you can decide the permissions to remain enabled or disabled on the app.
With these you will also get round and not-round qualifiers with new API 23 for Android Wear. This means now developers can optimize their apps either for square or round watches. Thus for your own type of watch you can get more optimized apps. This also helps developers to determine the resolution of the display of their apps according to selected Android Wears.
It is yet the beginning as Android OS’s giving more and more permission and making more possibilities and we expect much more to arrive next. For developers there are many new resource qualifiers adding up more images, layouts and strings to personalize apps according to different wearables. The updates also allow existing qualifiers to combine with new ones.
The API 23 also carries a number of model-specific improvements. Now developers can add sound functions on their apps that allow them to make use of the built-in speaker on the wearable. Currently we have only the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE that carries a built-in speaker but we will probably have more devices in future. Also the API 23 enables x86-based processor support on the Watches thus bringing more performance.