Google is said to be testing a new screen recording feature for Wear OS devices. When this is deployed, you will be able to capture a screen recording of your interactions with your smartwatch and then export it later to your smartphone via the Android share sheet.
Today’s report comes from XDA Developers who explored the latest versions of the Wear OS companion app and found the following code strings:
<string name="screen_recording_email_subject">Wear OS Screen Recording</string>
<string name="screen_recording_wearable_notification_text">Tap to send.</string>
<string name="screen_recording_wearable_notification_title">Ready to send watch screen recording.</string>
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From the channels, it certainly looks like screen recording is in progress, and its inclusion in the code may indicate it’s coming sooner rather than later. You can take screenshots on Wear OS through the Wear OS app, so it stands to reason that you will be able to do that there.
Google introduced screen recording on Android with Android 11, it also plans to add the feature to Chrome OS. While there is a use case for the feature on Chromebooks and phones, there isn’t really a clear one for smartwatches. Troubleshooting is the one that comes to mind, but it all depends on how screen recording will be implemented when deployed.
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