Google and Samsung are joining forces to compete with Apple in the wearable market, two companies work together to bring the biggest Wear OS update ever. This was announced by the Google team when they mentioned that they will combine the best features of Wear OS with Tizen.
This collaboration, which brings a unified platform will have a number of advantages for both users and developers.
Google’s new strategy for Wear OS
Google and Samsung want to combine the best features of Wear OS and Tizen into a unified platform that will empower their proposals and bring a number of benefits.
“We’re bringing the best of Wear and Tizen into a single, unified platform, By working together we have been able to take strengths of each and combine them into an experience that has faster performance, longer battery life, and more of the apps you love available for the watch,” said the project director Bjorn Kilburn.
For example, they mention that apps will launch up to 30% faster and offer a smoother interface experience. They have also optimized the power consumption of the operating system so users can use all of the functions without having to deal with excessive battery consumption.
Samsung and Google will work together for the update
This will also benefit developers since they will continue to have the entire ecosystem of tools offered by Google and the new options that this unified platform will bring.
And of course, there will be new features with this update to improve navigation and user experience. For example, users will have the ability to customize the home page of the watch using Tiles to always have the most important apps at hand.
Samsung and Google are joining forces to bring new features to the operating system. Other new features mentioned by the company are related to the apps that will be updated and added to this new proposal. For example, Google Maps will have a version that will work independently, Spotify and YouTube Music will have support for offline downloads. And of course, Fitbit functions will be one of the key points for the project.