Google has given a facelift to the Play Store on Wear OS with some fresh improvements. Wear OS was formerly known as Android Wear is being given a completely new design as a part of Google’s efforts to keep developing the software in a better direction.
The changes were first spotted by a user on Reddit who posted the images for the old and the new design comparing them side by side. One of the things he discovered was that the top drawer on his Fossil Sport was now gone with its options moved to the bottom of the main Play Store screen. The ‘Apps on your phone’ section has been moved to its own submenu while the ‘My Apps’ screen is now called ‘Apps on your watch’.
Though the changes are subtle, they do create a better impression with the overall experience of Wear OS. The most annoying pull-down menu has also been removed as it used to interfere with the search button. Most of the options that were there in this menu have been moved to the main screen with new button added for Accounts, Settings and My Apps at the bottom of the list.
Some of things are still unchanged like the App listings on the Play Store but you can see a darker background which was not visible before. The update for this redesign should be rolling out gradually for all smartwatches running on Wear OS and the users don’t need to specifically do anything as such.