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Maintaining Compatibility on Wear

This lesson teaches you to

  1. Ensure Notification Compatibility

Newer version of Wear OS by Google updates the visual style and interaction paradigm of notifications making it much easier for users to read and interact with notifications from your app.

Not all features of Wear 1.0 are available in the current version, even though the methods to set them are in the support library class NotificationCompat.Builder. The section below explains how you can design your Wear app notifications to be compatible with the newer version of Wear OS.

Ensure Notification Compatibility

Figure 1. Comparison of the same notification in Wear 1.x and 2.0.

To ensure the best compatibility, follow this process when you implement a notification:

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