Custom tile support is now slated to reach Wear OS development in the second quarter of 2021
Many potential smartwatch customers may look at the multitude of the Wear OS devices out there as probably the best choice as it would best integrate with their Android phone. However, the 2 systems are still not completely relatable in terms of customization and UI-syncing across form-factors as some might imagine.
Luckily, a new Wear OS blog post directly from Google might address one of these issues, at least. This article, written by Developer Relations Engineer Jolanda Verhoef, introduces app-makers to the Jetpack Tiles library.
This new code allows a developer to compile an actual Wear OS tile for their own app. However, the update that adds them to the platform will reportedly not become available until April 2021 at the earliest.
Nevertheless, the library is also currently in alpha, so interested parties can become familiar with it while preparing to roll their tile out on current and possibly upcoming Google-flavored wearables. They are said to be joined by the OnePlus Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch4 soon.