Google made the new Android Wear 2.0 update available for developers last week after I/O 2016. We installed it on our Huawei Watch and took it for a spin.
Android Wear 2.0 update for the Huawei Watch
Last week Google announced Android Wear 2.0 at its I/O event. Like the Android N preview, developers and those willing to take a risk can install the Android Wear 2.0 preview on either an Huawei Watch or a LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.
Updating to Android Wear 2.0
Since I don’t use the Huawei Watch as a primary smartwatch, I decided to spend some time getting up and running with Android Wear 2.0. I’m not a developer and don’t have the full Android SDK development kit installed on my computer but I followed the eight-step tutorial I found on The Country Caller website. Rather than installing the full development kit, you can install the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool to get the essential tools needed to update your compatible Android Wear smartwatch.
As detailed on the Google developer website, make sure you download the correct preview image for your selected smartwatch. Google also has the image file that you can use to flash your smartwatch back to the Marshmallow Android Wear operating system.
Updating your smartwatch to AW 2.0 is fairly straightforward and just requires a few command line entries and a bit of patience. The update was much faster than updating a phone and mine went through flawlessly the first time. Stick with the steps and you should be fine. Once it was updated, I simply connected the watch to my Android smartphone and set everything up.