Google Re-Enables Alarms, Jobs for Background Apps in Wear OS Developer Preview

Google’s Wear OS team has been working lately on addressing various issues and improving the overall wearable device experience for users running the company’s Wear OS operating system.

A while ago, Google devices to remove the alarms and jobs for background apps functionality from its Wear OS by Google operating system for wearable devices, but after more in-depth testing it decided to re-enable them in the latest Wear OS Developer Preview to improve battery livfe and leverage the App Standby Buckets feature of Android P.

“When we talked to the developer community, the update that attracted the most feedback was the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. After listening to developer feedback and reviewing the battery statistics, we are reversing this change,” wrote Hoi Lam, Lead Developer Advocate, We… (read more)

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