With the introduction of the Pebble Time earlier this year, Pebble unveiled a new look for its smartwatches. We’re not just talking about the color screen on the Time, either, as the model debuted running version 3.0 firmware, complete with support for a new timeline interface. Every since, we’ve been wondering when Pebble might get around to bringing the same interface to older Pebble models, and about a month back we learned that the manufacturer was preparing to get a beta test going sometime in December. Today, Android users get their chance to participate, as sign-ups open to test beta firmware 3.8 for the Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel.
To register, visit the source link below and follow Pebble’s instructions for registering with the appropriate Google+ beta-tester group. Once Pebble approves your request, you’ll be able to access the new beta Pebble Time Android app in the Play Store, and then use that to send the new firmware to your watch.
Besides the timeline interface, the new beta firmware expands Pebble app support beyond the watch’s previous eight-app limit and opens up compatibility with new apps. You’ll have to re-load everything following the update, and users should really double-check Pebble’s upgrade guide to make sure that they aren’t in for any unwanted surprises.
The final, public firmware release should be ready in just a few more weeks. At that time, iOS users will also be able to upgrade their older Pebble watches with the company’s new interface – but until then, the only way to access the beta is through Android.