The Next Google Wear OS Update Promises Big Performance Improvements For Smartwatches

Ruben Fields
August 15, 2020

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Google's Wear OS, for example, is yet to get the traction that the search giant expected in the first place, but it's also because of various drawbacks that both users and OEMs have complained above. With the changes on offer, Google says Wear OS will be able to open apps 20 percent faster than before. These new platforms were announced last month, and boast of up to 85 percent faster performance and up to 25 percent lesser power consumption, compared to the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.

The new update is created to bring CPU and speed improvements, including up to 20 per cent faster load times for apps. The tech giant also confirmed that the new Wear OS update was based on the new Android 11 software. The company also says it'll improve the UI with more intuitive controls for managing various watch modes and workouts.

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Perhaps most importantly, Google is working on general performance improvements for Wear OS. The update will also see improvements in LTE connectivity support. New watches from Suunto, OPPO, and Xiaomi, as well as the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC for wearables, have rekindled interest in Wear OS to a degree. According to information shared by the company, the new update will be based on the new Android 11 software which will bring the most hi-tech and advanced features.

Taking many users by surprise, the company has chose to hop directly to Android 11 software to power its new Wear OS as the current Wear OS is still powered by the Android 9 Pie. The new weather interface will also provide the hourly and most updated weather information which would help its users to plan their short term plans more effectively. It has also released the Androidx.wear 1.1.0 Release Candidate build to enable easy building and testing of wearable apps.

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