Android Wear 2.8 adds system-wide black theme
For those of you that continue to march on and use Android Wear, a new 2.8 update should be arriving on your wrists soon. When it does, you'll likely notice that things look a bit darker. According to a thread on Reddit, updating to Android Wear 2.8 gets rid of Android Wear's system-wide gray background and replaces it with a black one.
As you can see in the pictures below, this black color is found on the quick settings page, the app drawer, notification shade, etc. I personally never had any issues with the old gray theme, but the new black coat of paint looks incredibly sleek.
Users have reported getting the new look on the Huawei Watch 2 and original Huawei Watch, but it's unclear at this time if the black theme is only available for watches with an AMOLED display.
Also, as Droid Life points out, the naming for the software doesn't make a lot of sense. The Android Wear app on your phone will be updated from 18.104.22.168669439 to 22.214.171.124439970, but the actual software on your Android Wear watch will change to 126.96.36.199612071.
If you're still rocking an Android Wear watch, have you gotten this update yet? Drop a comment down below and let us know!
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I'm still rocking my original Huawei Watch and wear it everyday, might sound something little but damn, why did they remove the button double press to turn off the screen when they release 2.0? Not sure if this is google's doing to Huawei, surely they can have an open for the power button as to what you want to use it for...Other than that, I enjoy my watch, this is my second Huaweu watch, the first one, one of the charging pins on the watch was corroded, so they replaced it for me.
Are less and less folks using Android Wear?
Loving the black 👌🏻
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xxt6yd1zhpet2c/com.google.android.wearable.ap... Good luck, have a great day!