Google Releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2

by July 14, 2016 0 comments

Google released the second version of the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview , now developers can start working on the next level of their apps.

The first developer preview was released early this year at Google I/O. Since then, the company said it has been receiving feedback from the developer community, which it has taken into account in the new release.

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2 features Android Platform API level 24 to match Android Nougat, wearable drawer enhancements, and wrist gestures.

You can run and test your app with the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview in either of these ways:

  • Install Android Wear 2.0 on a supported watch, or
  • Set up an emulator that is running Android Wear 2.0

If you want an environment for basic compatibility testing of your app, you can use your current APK and a supported watch or an emulator. As described below, you don’t necessarily need to update your full development environment to do basic testing.

The company is also providing an updated SDK for developers to test through the official Android emulator, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, and Huawei Watch.

Hardware system images

You can download these hardware system images from the Download and Test with a Device page:

  • LGE Watch Urbane 2nd Edition
  • Huawei Watch

To restore your device to its original state during the preview, you can flash the appropriate retail system image from the Download and Test with a Device page.

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