Here’s proof you can play Minecraft on your Android Wear watch
If your Minecraft addiction is so bad you need to play it on as many devices as possible, you’ll be pleased to hear it runs just fine on Android Wear. The 30-second video below shows the popular building game running smoothly on a Samsung Gear Live, with only its tiny display standing in the way of an enjoyable experience.
You might think a game like Minecraft would be slow and unplayable on a watch, but the Gear Live’s quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 512MB of RAM are more than enough to provide a relatively responsive experience. In addition, Minecraft actually scales to a 1.65-inch screen pretty well.
That doesn’t mean your tiny Android Wear device is the ultimate mobile gaming machine, though. The larger display on your smartphone or tablet still provide a much greater experience, but this is a pretty cool party trick (providing the party is full of geeks who would be into this kind of thing, of course).
YouTuber Corbin Davenport says he didn’t do anything special to get Minecraft running on the Gear Live; he simply side-loaded the APK and game files using standard ADB commands.
- ViaAndroid Police