Android Wear heads to the dark side with new update

Google continues to refine its Android Wear operating system, following last year’s big 2.0 overhaul.

The next minor update, Android Wear 2.8, introduces a brand new system-wide black theme, as first reported by Reddit user Yozakgg.

The darker tones replaces the gray background which has permeated the wearable operating system. You can see the difference in the images above and below.

Android AMOLED theme

Users of the Huawei Watch and its sequel have posted images showing the app drawer, quick settings menu and notifications screen displaying the new black theme.

As of right now, it’s unclear whether watches without AMOLED displays are/will be receiving the update.

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Those who’ve been able to access the update have done so via the Google Play Store on their watches. Updates can also be installed by updating the Android Wear app itself.

Not all Redditors commenting on the thread have received the update yet, so it appears to be a limited roll out at this stage.

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