Google has been working on a new update for its Android Wear platform. The company is launching a new Android Wear beta for the LG Watch Sport. Those who own this particular smartwatch will soon be able to test out all of the improvements that will be released to all users via a firmware update in the future.

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Google talked about the next major Android Wear update during its I/O 2017 conference earlier this year. The update will primarily be about upgrading Android Wear to API level 26, improving notification channels and background limits.

Android Wear will also enable users to choose what notifications they want to receive on their smartwatch. Google has made the rules for background services stricter. Developers will be required to update their apps with the assumption in mind that the services will not be able to run in the background with a visible notification.

LG Watch Sport owners who want to take part in this beta can now sign up for it via the dedicated webpage. Once they get signed up, the beta factory image will automatically be downloaded to their LG Watch Sport.

Be warned, though, it will wipe data off of the device so if you have something to store, better make a backup first.

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