Android Wear to discontinue Digital Touch feature

Android Wear to discontinue Digital Touch feature
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Published August 8th, 2016 - 09:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The Digital Touch feature will not be available after September. (Shutterstock)
The Digital Touch feature will not be available after September. (Shutterstock)
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Last year the Together watch face from Google was launched, mimicking the Digital Touch feature on the Apple Watch, which allows you to swap stickers, photos and other stuff with one contact. However, it appears that feature won't be around for long.

The feature is apparently set to be pulled, and will not be available past September. This might be because a lot of its features are set to come to Android Wear 2.0, which might not roll out to all devices. "You'll also be able to customize a number of different watch faces with useful data from your favorite apps," adds Google in an in-app message. Apparently feedback from Together will be used to tweak Android Wear 2.0 before its final release.

This feature being shut down could hint that the Android Wear 2.0 update is almost here, but since it is at an early stage, we can expect it to be out by 30 September. Chances are it may appear at the same time as the new Nexus phones and Android 7, which makes sense as Google could also launch a Nexus watch.

According to sources, the update is set to pack more customization options, better fitness-tracking features, a variety of new input methods (including a tiny keyboard) and direct access to the cloud.

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