Ok, now I understand why Huawei doesn't release the update.
The whole OS is half-baked. It's meant to be optimized for round watches, right? But it's not. Only the app drawer is. All the other google apps are still cut off or text is only in the middle - not form one side to another.
Apps refuse to download very often, Google Play crashed 12 times in the last hour. And in that time it used 52% of my battery. IN ONE HOUR!
The Google Play store is very limited, most apps are not fully compatible with 2.0 - watch faces do not use complications, Spotify doesn't let you listen on your device. Or listen to music at all - they still haven't fixed "Connection failed" problem.
All the apps that had pitch black background, you know, optimized for wearables, now have light gray background.
Now some apps' data doesn't sync with your phone. These are the apps that does not sync for me: all the "appfour" apps (Browser, photos, videos etc.), calculator (it's color), facer (all the watch faces). Apps that sync: Google Keep. Only 1 app does sync.
After first installing, I had to wait for half an hour on "Checking for updates" screen. Then I realized something was odd, so I googled this problem. Hundreds of other people who have installed this update were stuck on that screen, some even tried reflashing and it didn't help. BTW, if you are wondering, the solution is to clear cache and data on your Android Wear app on the phone.
Google Assistant doesn't talk back, it only has one language - English, and there is no way of disabling it.
Keyboard only works on Google apps - you still can't reply to facebook messages on your watch.
And don't get me started on gestures - swiping left previously used to open more information about the notification - now it dismisses it... Swiping right dismisses it as well... Notifications do not peak out from the bottom even if you set it to be fullscreen (you have 3 options - fullscreen notifications (doesn't work), no notifications or remove notifications after 5 second. So no cards preview). On the watchface swiping left would open app drawer - now it opens watch faces list so you could change it... No, not long pressing on it. Long press now means watch face settings (if the watchface has it). Swiping right on the watchface also opens watch faces list. Cooooooolll... This is what we all wanted... Holding power button opens drawer now. Seems a bit worse but what's the big deal you ask? Holding half a second too long opens Google assistant that you can not disable. Do you remember theater mode with two button presses? Now it's app drawer. Again.
I predict that to fix all these thing would take 6 more months unless you want this garbage OS.
You should correct your last statement to read
Works for me just fine paired to a Nexus 6 7.1.1 Nougat.
You need to install apps on the watch using the Play Store on the watch. It will prompt for most apps already on the phone.
Both Google Messenger (phone number) and Hangouts (Google Voice number) work for me.
Yes, I known that. That's the other thing. I can't find certain apps on the watch's Play Store, such as Keep or Hangouts. Even though I have them installed on the phone. And I didn't get prompted to install them, even though they are on the phone.
I installed Messages on the watch, and now it's receiving text notifications. Looks like the DP needs the app to receive the notification.
Still not getting calendar notifications. I'm not sure what app to install to trigger those.
AW 2 DP 5
Droid Turbo 6.0
Nexus 5X 7.1
I installed 2.0 DP5 with my Droid Turbo (Marshmallow) and notifications worked fine. Unfortunately dropped the Turbo. Replaced it initially with an old Galaxy S4 (5.1); notifications worked fine.
I just got a Nexus 5X (7.1). Reset the watch, connected it to the 5X. I get no notifications (calendar, text).
- I enabled all permissions.
- The watch is connected. Contacts, agenda, Google Assistant work fine.
- Watchmaker works fine.
- I can send a text using Google Assistant.
Can anyone else confirm that notifications don't work on DP5 connected to a Nougat phone?
- Is there an AW messenger app?
DP5 doesn't come with one.
- What happened to Coffee?
I can't find it in the Play store
Don't know if I'd do it now when it says soon. I did this a while back with no sight of final release. But then "soon" could mean anything. Luckily it's quick and easy to flash the final release.
DP3 requires us to join the Beta program of Android Wear Companion app. Updated the app and now I am not able to launch the app.
Error : This phone has been flashed with an unsupported configuration for companion. You must re-flash it as either signed/user or unsigned/userdebug