The new Wear OS update will support the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platforms. The company also confirmed that the new Wear OS update will be based on Android 11 software. It will also get a new ‘handwash timer’ and a new weather interface.
Apps will open 20% faster
As part of its # 11weeksofAndroid series, Google revealed in its blog post about some new things coming to the Wear OS update that will roll out over the next few months. The update will provide faster app startup time, with Google claiming that the new update will open apps up to 20 per cent faster. Google is also working to simplify the pairing process and is improving SysUI for more intuitive control to manage various watch modes and workouts. However, Google has not given any explanation about how the pairing process will be easy. The update will also see improvements in LTE connectivity support.
Snapdragon Wear will support 4100/4100 +
As mentioned, the new Wear OS update will support the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platforms. Both these new platforms were announced last month and the company claimed that the new processor would perform 85 % faster performance and up to 25 per cent less power consumption compared to the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.
New weather interface will be available, giving hourly weather information
Google also confirmed that the new update is based on Android 11, which is a big jump, as the current Wear OS software is still based on Android 9 Pie. The new Wear OS will get a new weather interface with a 20-second handwash timer that is easy to read. It will give the user an hourly update of the weather to plan ahead and get information about important weather alerts in his area.
The company has made several updates for the developers
Google is also improving Android Studio, Kotlin and Jetpack libraries to enable developers to easily create wearable apps. It has also released Android. wear 1.1.0 release Candidate Build to enable easy creation and testing of wearable apps.