Google released Android Wear 2.0 developer preview builds a few months back and there are a lot of things about Android Wear watches that will change with the update once it goes live for everyone.
We ran the developer preview builds of Android Wear 2.0 on our Huawei Watch for a few weeks. And while it changed a lot of features and functionality of the watch, one key change was the removal “Ok Google” voice search/assistant feature.
On Android Wear 2.0 you can’t call up a Google search by saying Ok Google to the watch. Instead, you’ve to press & hold the power button to bring up Google voice search assistant.
Touchless voice control was one of the most highlighted feature of Android Wear watches, and many veteran users might not appreciate this change by Google.
However, I for one truly support this change. The power button on Wear watches pretty much served no useful purpose in the current builds of Android Wear. Also, it often happen with many people who also have an Android phone with touchless voice control (Nexus 5X, 6P, Moto X phones and many more) that when calling up the Wear watch by saying Ok Google, the phone (which is also near) responds back instead of the watch.
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