Google to shut down ‘Together’ feature in Android Wear on Sept. 30
According to a development first reported by Android Police, tech biggie Google plans to shut down the 'Together' watch face feature in Android Wear - the company's operating system for wearable devices - next month.
According to the report, the Android Wear OS' 'Together' watch face feature will be shuttered by Google with effect from September 30, 2016.
Google had launched the 'Together' watch face feature in Android Wear last year, in an apparent response to rival Apple's Digital Touch introduced in the Apple watch smartwatch. The 'Together' feature gives two users of Android Wear devices the ability to link their devices and stay in touch with each other directly from a special watchface. The feature also allows two users to share photos, location, emoji, and doodles, without the need of any app.
With 'Together' to be no longer a part of the Android Wear operating system from September 30, Google has revealed that the "best features" of 'Together' will be incorporated into the Android Wear 2.0 version directly.
Google also asserted that the community feedback it received from Android Wear users on the 'Together' feature has been effectively used by the company to ensure that Android Wear 2.0 gives users "the best way to stay connected with the people you care about most."
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