Android Wear 2 Gets Ported to the Ticwatch 2 in an Alpha State

Android Wear 2 Gets Ported to the Ticwatch 2 in an Alpha State

The Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi, a Chinese company with a background in AI voice recognition and natural language processing, is a surprisingly good smartwatch for the money. The only problem? It runs Ticwear OS, a proprietary Android 5.1-based operating system. Luckily, XDA Senior Member EpicLPer has been hard at work on getting Android Wear up and running on the smartwatch. To install his port, you’ll need a developer dock for the Ticwatch 2, and you’re encouraged to create a backup before you embark on the process. It’s in a very alpha stage right now (the software’s based on a dump of the Ticwatch E, which was ported over to the Ticwatch 2), and as a result of missing source code and drivers, features such as vibration and the microphone aren’t working right now. However, if you’re willing to experiment and have a Ticwatch 2 sitting around, this port might just be for you.


Check out this Android Wear 2 port in our Smartwatches forum

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.