Google Play update allows you to install Wear OS apps from your phone

Ivan, 21 July 2021

Google continues to prepare its Play store for the arrival of Wear OS 3.0 for smartwatches. The latest update allows you to install watch apps from your phone's Play store and adds useful filters to narrow your search to just Watch apps or Watch faces.

The Play store app on the watch itself is also getting the UI revamp that Google announced at the beginning of the month, featuring Material You design queues.

It's a card interface, which seems to be the best way of using the small screen estate of a circular smartwatch.

If you initiate an in-app purchase on your wrist, the purchase confirmation will be forwarded to your phone or you'll get a generated URL to pay using a browser.

These updates will roll out to Android phones and Wear OS watches in the coming weeks.

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Nice! I still have the first generation of the Huawei Watch. In the beginning, we could instal watch apps from the phone. Then an update happened, and we could only do it from the watch itself. It was not practical at all! I am glad that it...

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