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Pebble updates bring support for 80 languages and notifications for all Android apps

Pebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.

The Pebble smartwatch continues to be one of the best wearables for use with the iPhone and Android smartphones. Pebbles are even better today with the new version 2.8 firmware that brings support for 80 languages and Android notification support for all apps.

Pebble's new expanded language support includes languages from A to Z. It's actually quite an amazing list of languages, most of which I have never even heard of before. Some images on the Pebble site show the ways that the different language notifications appear on a Pebble.

The Android App 2.1 release is something I have been wanting for a while now. I didn't like that only some of my apps were able to get notifications on my Pebble. By opening up Pebble notifications to all apps, Pebble set the bar for an Android smartwatch. Kean Wong, VP of Software Engineering, stated:

This new app has been the culmination of months of work by our fantastic Android team to re-build our Android app, focused on notification improvements, increasing stability and performance, and providing a solid platform for the long roadmap of great new features we have planned. Full notifications support, is a significant improvement—one we’ll build on to provide more amazing notification features soon.

The Pebble site states that the Android 2.1 app will be a phased roll-out on the Google Play Store, but as soon as I checked my app was updated. Try checking for an update and if you don't see it, be patient because it will be coming soon.

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