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Samsung Galaxy Watch’s app quality to be improve with WearOS

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The search engine giant Google has a broad lineup of applications in its hood, which are available in both of its Operating Systems- Android and WearOS, where Android is for smartphone devices, and WearOS refers to smartwatches. In terms of WearOS presently has three generations, and the latest one is WearOS 3. Recently, Google announced upcoming policy changes for WearOS, so let’s take a look at them. 

Google Wallet for Samsung Galaxy Watches extended to over 60 countries

Let us inform you Google is making these policy changes in order to improve the quality of WearOS applications. This update will also improve the discovery and presentation of WearOS apps in the Google Play Store. However, these new requirements will come to the devices from 31st August 2023. Before that, users can use the applications as per the existing policies. 

As per the official blog post, all the WearOS applications should target Android version 11, API level 30. Notably, for better safety management and maintenance of quality standards, lower-level apps will be undiscoverable from the above Android version from the targeted API level device’s Google Play Store. The quality changes, which will appear after the decided time, are listed below. 

Black Background- After the new quality update, you should use a black background for all the WearOS applications and tiles. 

Ongoing Activity- While an ongoing activity, the user should- 

  • Show the ongoing activity indicator on the watch face. 
  • Update the apps for ongoing activity. 
  • Reference the ongoing activity on a tile. 

Show Time- The user should display the time on top of the app home screen or any ongoing activity screen. 

All these quality updates will help you get a consistent, intuitive, and enjoyable experience on Wear OS. The company is carefully planning to improve the WearOS app’s quality and discoverability with these updates. 


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Galaxy Watch 7 Leaks: Early Signs Point to July Launch

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Samsung is actively working on expanding its wearable family as it gears up to launch the Galaxy Watch 7 series. Now, the battery for the Pro variant of the Watch 7 series has been spotted on the BIS certification. 

The next-generation Galaxy Watch 7 series will be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event, which is supposed to be held in early July 2024. Samsung could offer three variants of the Galaxy Watch 7 series rumored as standard and classic, and out of those, one could be a ‘Pro’ variant. Reports now indicate that the BIS certification has revealed the battery of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 Pro.

By the BIS spotting, it is expected that the Galaxy Watch 7 Pro will feature a 578 mAh battery, which could be advertised as a 600mAh battery. The battery has been spotted with the model number EB-705ABY. The existence spotted on BIS means Samsung is actively working to launch the smartwatch in India. 

Another report is reporting that a model number of Samsung’s wearable has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG database as SM-L305U, which is the Galaxy Watch 7 with a 40mm version and LTE connectivity for the US market. As per the certification, the upcoming Watch 7 will feature Bluetooth 5.3 with LE. 

It is expected that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Watch 7 powered by the Exynos W940 SoC, which will result in 50% more efficiency and 30% faster performance as compared to its predecessor generation at a Galaxy Unpacked event, along with the next-generation foldable devices Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. 

The Galaxy Watch 7 series is expected to run Wear OS 5. It could also feature a new 3nm chip, which is said to offer a 50% increase in power efficiency over the Galaxy Watch 6. This time, the giants could also increase the storage capacity of the Galaxy Watch 7 to 32GB. 


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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 new update fixes touchscreen issue in Europe and the US

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Last week, Samsung rolled out a new update for the Galaxy Watch 6 series watches, but at that time it was limited to South Korea. Now,  with the new expansion, the company has started rolling out the update for the units belonging to Europe and the US.

The latest update for the Galaxy Watch 6 Bluetooth variant is spotted in Europe, and the US is carrying the firmware version number R9*0XXU1AXC2. The latest update will be the same March 2024 security patch.  According to the changelog, it doesn’t bring any new features, but it has been confirmed to provide some improvements for the working of the devices.

It says that the latest update will include some new stabilization codes, which will improve touchscreen operation. Along with this, it will provide some general enhancements so users can use their smartwatches with more stability.

The latest update for the Galaxy Watch 6 was spotted in Germany, and it is expected to be available in other parts of Europe in the next few days. If you are also using the Galaxy Watch 6 series, then you can easily check for the new update by following some simple steps: Go to the watch settings through the connected phone, then select watch software update. If a new update is available, tap on the download button.


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Samsung to Re-Release Galaxy Watch 4 in 2024, Not Launching FE Version

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Samsung Galaxy Watch FE was a folk story since Samsung is gearing up to introduce a rebranded version of the 2021 Galaxy Watch. 

A few days ago, it was reported that the Korean giants were working on bringing a new Galaxy Watch under Fan Edition branding, but that report is a false rumor. Recent reports are saying that Samsung is working on expanding its wearable area by delivering a rebranded version of the Galaxy Watch 4, initially launched back in 2021, instead of any new FE variant. 

The rebranded variant of the Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) is in line, and this is being speculated by a post by a reliable tipster (Max Jambor) on X, who stated that “Galaxy Watch 4 (2024)” By this statement, it’s pretty clear that the FE variant for the Galaxy Watch is not in existence yet. 

However, previous reports have already reported that Samsung could release a new variant of the Galaxy Watch 4 in 2024. Somehow, this is not new for the Korean giants, as recently they introduced a new variant, the Tab S6 Lite (2024), which is the third version of the original Tab S6 Lite 2020. Plus, these upgraded variants often have the same specifications as the previous variants, which means that if the recent reports come true, the new variant Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) could share many features with the 2021 Galaxy Watch 4. 

The original variant, the Galaxy Watch 4, features up to 44mm sizes, a circular Super AMOLED display, and advanced health tracking capabilities such as body composition measurement and sleep tracking. It is powered by the in-house Exynos W920 SoC and runs on Wear OS 3. 

However, Samsung has not officially revealed anything regarding the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 4 (2024) variant yet, but it will be interesting to see what new features and functions it will bring. 


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