The Wear OS software, which was formerly called Android Wear, hasn’t seen a big update for quite a while now. In fact, XDA pointed out that a major update hasn’t been seen since the Android 9 Pie update for Wear OS, whereas we’re about to see the launch of Android 12 for smartphones later this month.
Apart from the QWERTY keyboard to type in a message, users can also opt for gesture and voice inputs for a hands-free approach. Gboard also integrates an emoji palette for more creative responses. Google says that it will roll out.
Wear OS is getting a new Gboard app that promises to drastically improve ways to communicate via smartwatches. Gboard's word suggestions also come in separate cards that make each option easy to distinguish, and Google made them scrollable to suit a smartwatch's smaller display.
There is a language shortcut at the bottom of the screen that helps you choose the language the keyboard should appear in. In case you'd still rather communicate with graphics from your smartwatch whenever possible, you can also use the keyboard's emoji selection. Gboard on Android also supports voice typing, which might be a useful feature for smartwatches that have built-in microphones.
- Finally, the Wear OS Gboard gets a new look.
- Gboard is now shown against a black background with larger, white letters.
- The space bar has also been made larger. Users can long-press the space bar to change the input text language.
- Gboard for Wear OS to supported devices in the “coming days”.
- If you cannot wait, you can get the new update from this APK Mirror.