Google simply began rolling out Android Put on 2.eight previous this month, however it is already speaking about Put on 2.nine. Just like the closing replace, this one is not making massive adjustments to the character of Put on. It does, then again, come with a couple of new choices for notification counters to your watch face and a few adjustments to the way in which builders deal with headaches.

Beginning in Put on 2.nine, a dot-style indicator (which used to be non-compulsory ahead of) will probably be displayed through default on the backside of watch faces to signify you have got unread notifications. Builders can customise the colour of this indicator if the usual white colour does not glance excellent with an eye face. Builders can transfer the indicator off or use the counter genre, which is a extra fascinating possibility. The counter seems on the best of the watch face within the “machine tray.” There is additionally beef up for appearing the counter in a customized location.

The opposite alternate detailed through Google is an growth to the ComplicationDrawable magnificence. This can be a bit within the weeds for customers, however builders will wish to remember. In v2.nine, headaches will ask for permissions when decided on from the settings (no customized code is wanted anymore). There is additionally a brand new characteristic to attract watch faces extra successfully once they comprise huge photographs or icons.

That is all a part of the brand new SDK 2.2.zero, so builders can start trying out at this time. It comprises the general Android Put on Oreo emulator, which can take time to hit gadgets.