Google Announces Changes Coming to WearOS: Integration, New Weather App and Much More

Google’s answer to Apple’s WatchOS is the Wear OS. The company has designed the Wear OS to be integrated into a plethora of devices. Some of them are from Samsung, some by Huawei, and other brands as well. The company recently started the trend, “#11WeeksOfAndroid” and in that, they are to focus on Android beyond the phone devices. This time around, they put their focus on the Wear OS what big or minor changes they may be bringing to it.

In a community, developer forum, the company made an announcement about the changes they have made to the Wear OS.

Firstly, they bring about snappy performance with the new update this coming fall. What this means is that the devices would open and close apps quicker. Not to mention, transitions would be more smooth. The company would be able to achieve this by new Qualcomm chips in the future and other integrations to boost performance. The information view would be much more convenient and smooth as well. basically, fundamentally boosting performance on devices running the firmware.

Other inclusions would be the new directions according to the new COVID-19 “normal”. According to the post, the company would add a companion handwashing app, much like the one from Apple in their new WatchOS 7. Additionally, Google would be pushing a new weather app that would redefine how you interact with the information available.

Lastly, we would also see better plug-in support for OEMs which would allow better integration of the services over a wider range of products. We would see most of the new updates in the fall.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.