Google introduces new Android, WearOS features

To celebrate the holiday season, Google has announced a plethora of new features coming to Android in the upcoming weeks. Google Photos, Wear OS, and other parts of the system will all be influenced by these updates. Continue reading “Google introduces new Android, WearOS features”

Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem

Google yesterday unveiled new improvements for their consumer goods and services at Google I/O 2022, including some very important changes to multi-device functionality for the Android ecosystem in 2022. Continue reading “Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem”

Google Wear OS H update with battery saver improvements, smart app resume and more announced

Google in recent times has pushed out several updates to Wear OS indicating that it hasn’t given up on the platform. However, the company has made few more changes and is now rolling out through the ‘H’ update. This update includes the battery saver improvements, improved off body efficiency, smart app resume for all apps and more.  Continue reading “Google Wear OS H update with battery saver improvements, smart app resume and more announced”

Google Wear OS 2.1 with new design, more gestures, proactive Assistant rolling out

As promised, Google is rolling out Wear OS 2.1 and this brings a redesign of the OS making everything more accessible, notifications won’t take up your entire screen, swiping left on the main screen takes you to Google Assistant, and swiping right displays health data. And, changes to quick settings.

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Wear OS gets better notifications, health coaching, shows proactive, personalized info from Google Assistant

Ahead of rumored Pixel Watch release next month, Google today announced the much-needed Wear OS redesign in an aim to provide quicker access to information and notifications, more proactive help from the Google Assistant, and smarter health coaching. Continue reading “Wear OS gets better notifications, health coaching, shows proactive, personalized info from Google Assistant”

Google said to be developing wearable health and fitness assistant ‘Google Coach’

Google is said to be working on a health and wellbeing coach fittingly called “Google Coach.” Though the naming of the product might change before launch, Google, for now, is working on putting together all the ideas it has on how the service will work. Continue reading “Google said to be developing wearable health and fitness assistant ‘Google Coach’”

Qualcomm schedules an event on September 10th in San Francisco, new wearable chipset expected

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Qualcomm has started sending out invites for an event scheduled on September 10th. Though there are no details about what to expect, the teaser image hints at a brand new chipset for the wearable platform which is lagging behind.  Continue reading “Qualcomm schedules an event on September 10th in San Francisco, new wearable chipset expected”

Worldwide smartwatch shipments to hit 43.5 million in 2018 with 34.8% market share: IDC

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The worldwide wearables market forecasts an estimate of 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, which is an 8.2% increase from the same time last year. Though the growth is slightly lower than the 10.3% growth experienced in 2017, the market is expected to return to double-digit growth from 2019 until 2022 as smartwatches and other form factors grow according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Continue reading “Worldwide smartwatch shipments to hit 43.5 million in 2018 with 34.8% market share: IDC”

Wear OS Android P developer preview 2 with updated Actions on Google, enhanced battery saver mode released

During Google I/O 2018 event, Google released Wear OS developer preview 2 which is a continuation of the DP 1 which it released back in March. While the developer preview 1 introduced dark mode, SDK restrictions and now with Developer preview 2, Google is bringing Action on Google and enhanced battery improvements. Continue reading “Wear OS Android P developer preview 2 with updated Actions on Google, enhanced battery saver mode released”

Google Assistant for Wear OS gets smart suggestions, ability to answers questions and Actions

Google introduced Assistant to its smartwatch back in 2017 and today it is rolling out a bunch of new features including smart suggestions, hear answers to questions and Actions. These features according to Google add even more convenience to your watch.  Continue reading “Google Assistant for Wear OS gets smart suggestions, ability to answers questions and Actions”

Wear OS Android P developer preview with dark theme, battery improvements released

Google just released the Android P developer preview for Wear OS after re-branding the Android Wear earlier this month. The Android P developer preview is now available for Huawei Watch 2 Bluetooth, and it can be installed on either the Sport or Classic versions.  Continue reading “Wear OS Android P developer preview with dark theme, battery improvements released”

Google officially rebrands Android Wear to Wear OS – List of watches getting updated to Wear OS

A few days ago there were reports about Google renaming Android Wear to Wear OS and today Google has officially announced that it indeed is renaming it to ‘Wear OS by Google.’ However, the company is just renaming with no functional changes, but at least it is an indication that Google is paying attention to the wearable platform. Continue reading “Google officially rebrands Android Wear to Wear OS – List of watches getting updated to Wear OS”