Google affirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a small bunch of current smartwatches
- July 28, 2021
Since Google and Samsung declared a relaunched version of Wear OS at I/O two months prior, anybody with a current-gen smartwatch has contemplated whether their gadget will get an update. Samsung and Fitbit have both been open in regards to whether more seasoned wearables will move to Wear OS — the appropriate response is a strong “no” — yet Google has stayed unclear in its language throughout the most recent two months. At last, we’re learning significantly more about the fate of wearables on Android, and it’s not all uplifting news.
In another help page, Google has clarified that not very many presently accessible watches will take the leap toward Wear OS 3. The GPS and LTE variations of Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3, just as the as of late dispatched TicWatch E3 and Fossil’s forthcoming gadgets, will all get new programming, pretty much affirming that a Snapdragon Wear 4100 is required.
Before you run out and purchase another smartwatch, take a gander at the schedule for refreshes. As per Google, none of these gadgets will get Wear OS 3 preceding mid-to-late 2022. That is longer than a year to sit tight for programming that could be dispatching on new equipment when one month from now, accepting that Samsung’s record of wearables is prepared for early evening.
It’s not by any means the only catch. Google expresses this system update will “bring the benefit of many of the new experiences, and in some limited cases, the user experience will also be impacted.” The second half of that sentence seems like it could bring about lower battery life or moderate stacking times, however we’ll need to delay until late one year from now to discover. Wear OS 3 will likewise require a full plant reset of your watch once it opens up.
Clearly, Google is concerned this update could cause issues with current-gen equipment, which is the reason Wear OS 3 will be altogether select in. The organization intends to share more subtleties at some point one year from now to help shoppers make an “educated choice.”
For those who are excluded from this restricted bunch of upheld wearables — or on the other hand in the event that you wind up deciding not to refresh — Google is as yet encouraging to help Wear OS 2.0 gadgets, utilizing late updates to Gboard and Google Play for instance. Security patches will likewise keep on being upheld at least a long time from the gadget’s dispatch.