Google has just announced what is presented by the Californian giant as the biggest update to WearOS in a while. Google is teaming up with Samsung to merge WearOS and Tizen into a new version of WearOS and better optimized smartwatches to deliver up to 2 days of battery life and better performance.
Samsung and Google have more than 20 years of history – and the two groups have just announced, on the sidelines of Google I / O 2021 , that they have entered into a partnership in connected watches . As part of this partnership, explains Google, WearOS and Tizen, the operating system for Samsung watches, will “merge” .
Google presents this merger as a way to keep the best of both worlds, but the emphasis was repeatedly placed during the announcement on the broader developer community to which
Samsungwatch manufacturers will now have access .
GOOGLE AND SAMSUNG JUST ANNOUNCED HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP TO MERGE TIZEN AND WEAROS
This new version of WearOS will indeed be common to Samsung watches and other smartwatches in the Android ecosystem , which somehow confirms the rumor that Samsung will abandon Tizen in favor of WearOS in its watches . Google has put a lot of emphasis on its optimizations. On the autonomy side, Google suggests that it will easily reach two days on certain watch models .
The software will work in concert with smaller, more efficient hearts, “which allows you to leave the heart rate sensor on all the time and thus better monitor your activity during the day, and your sleep at night . ” Google adds: “ apps are 30% faster, transitions smoother ” . The applications, precisely. Google explains that you will now find on Samsung watches “all your favorite Google applications” , including integration with fitness leader Fitbit, which Google recently acquired .
Manufacturers can always if they wish to affix their overcoat in their products. For now, neither Google nor Samsung have announced a specific availability date. But we will undoubtedly know more with the release of the Galaxy Watch 4 .