Google, Samsung team up to build a unified smartwatch operating system
Category: #tech  By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2021-05-20
  • shareshare_icon
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Google, Samsung team up to build a unified smartwatch operating system

Google, in its annual developer conference, Google I/O 2021, announced that its Wear OS will be merging with Samsung’s Tizen OS, in a bid to end Apple’s monopoly in the smartwatch market.

Google and Samsung are co-jointly developing a single unified platform, combining individual strengths Wear and Tizen OS into an experience that provides faster performance, long battery life, and a vast arena of apps to choose from, cited sources.

In a blog post, Google stated that it has been working hard towards building a unified platform with Samsung and delivering optimum consumer experience through regular updates to Google Apps.

Google also claimed that app startup time will improve by over 30% on the latest chipsets while also providing smooth user interface motions as well as animations.

To add to that, the lower layers of the OS have been enhanced to support longer battery life, allowing users to run the heart rate sensor throughout the day, track sleep patterns overnight, and still have some charge remaining for the next day.

Notably, a ‘customized’ experience will be added as developers will now be able to use Android tools for building apps on the OS, confirmed sources.

Google has also been working on improving and redesigning the ‘Google Maps’ and ‘Google Assistant’ apps for the Wear OS, while Google Pay is being made available in 26 new countries. Additional apps like YouTube Music will also be available on the OS by the end of the year and will be equipped with options like ‘smart downloads’ to provide an optimum experience on the go.

In other news, the world’s bestselling smartwatch, the Apple Watch, is getting an ‘AssistiveTouch’ feature that will enable users to control the watch without ever having to touch it.

Source Link –

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/google-and-samsung-come-together-to-take-on-apple-watch/articleshow/82750404.cms

 

  • shareshare_icon
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn


About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     twitter

Nikita Chaurasia

Having always been daft at wordplay, Nikita Chaurasia, post the completion of post-graduation, commenced her journey into the content generation cosmos. Endowed with a professional MBA degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Nikita strives to integrate her creativ...

Read More..

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

U.S. airline CEOs forewarn against potential effects of 5G on planes

U.S. airline CEOs forewarn against potential effects of 5G on planes

By Nikita Chaurasia

The chief executive officers of major U.S. cargo and passenger carriers warned of a possibly ‘catastrophic’ disruption in the aviation industry that might begin once Verizon and AT&T deploy their new 5G service. The airlines said tha...

U.K. govt to cut BBC funding, caps viewer fees over inflation concerns

U.K. govt to cut BBC funding, caps viewer fees over inflation concerns

By Nikita Chaurasia

The British government is reportedly planning to curtail funding for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), by putting a cap on the fees paid by viewers to watch the broadcasting channel for two years. According to reports, the inflation rate i...

Gmail becomes Google’s fourth app to exceed 10 billion installations

Gmail becomes Google’s fourth app to exceed 10 billion installations

By Nikita Chaurasia

The Google Play Services app, Google Maps, and YouTube are the other Google apps to achieve this milestone. Gmail was introduced back in 2004 and has since been integrated with various new features. Sources with relevant information stated that...