v9.52: Bugfixes and improvements

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This update brings incremental improvements and bugfixes, which will all make your experience with Bubble Cloud even better!


  • Moved ambient mode related controls to Favorite Cloud configuration screen on watch. 

    Affected settings:

    • Ambient mode: used to be in the main Settings screen
    • Uniform ambient bubble colors, Ambient bubble circle: used to be under “More options”
  • New expert option “Ambient background always black” – workaround for black screen issue when returning from ambient if ambient is same as active (default=true, but not for existing users) [tip: Kirchner Attila]
  • Opening app drawer after Flashlight, Doctor’s Timer in app drawer mode now became optional (long press bubbles to toggle “Open drawer” in the bubble edit screen on the watch) [tip: Joseph Lapp]
  • Much smoother ambient→active transition: eliminated clock flicker
    – clock used to disappear for a fraction of a second (for 0.04 sec)
    Here is the 1/8 speed slow motion video (before and after – the flicker is gone!):


  • updated theme packs #4 #8 #9 #10 teaser icons with gauge icon (phone + watch)


  • Workaround for right app drawer glitch on TicWatch Wear OS H (see beta release notes for details)
  • Changes to Quick Swipe Panel on the watch were not always applied
  • Wear Cloud Editor: removed ambient toggle for Clock bubble  (it did not have any effect anyway, as clock can’t be hidden from ambient mode)
  • fixed a crash on MIUI while fetching app list
  • fixed a crash in the phone app on OnePlus One (Android 9)
  • fixed a crash on watch when app drawer is on the right (volume bar instead of brightness bar)
  • updated build tools (new R8  optimizer for smaller APK size)
  • fixed crash in app drawer mode

release 7

  • fixed ambient→active transition on Android Wear 1.5 watches [reported: E Michael Wolf]
  • fixed voice search error on Android Wear 1.5 watches [reported: E Michael Wolf]
  • fixed timer complication (increased delay to 3s) [repoted by: Henein]
  • fixed hollow bubbles not showing in ambient mode if “ambient black” was enabled

release 8 (beta)

  • added theme pack 12 teaser icons (coming soon)
  • new option to clear theme font only (under 1-click themes → Clear Theme)
  • background color behind brightness bar is now also gets recolored when recoloring theme’s background image (on the watch)
  • digital themes could not be applied from the phone app
  • tapping the clock bubble sometimes did not switch to interactive mode
  • priority for active cloud=OFF → exit folder did not return to the archive cloud
  • fixed various issues moving between folders and smart home control screens in app drawer mode

release 9 (v9.53beta1)

  • Warning shown in clock bubble settings on watch: custom analog components cannot be colored
  • Complication and LiveInfo bubble layout improvements
  • Fixed crash when pressing “restore defaults” in Clock bubble settings on watch


Thank you to Walter Francis, Tian Z, and Surakawin Suebka for contacting me about the Wear OS-H graphics driver issue.

Author: greg

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