This time and in some previous articles as well, we have informed you that Google’s new WearOS version 4 will be the base of Samsung’s upcoming One UI Watch 5 software. Recently, the Big G Google has unveiled the WearOS 4 Developer Preview. Unfortunately, it won’t be available for the Galaxy Watches at present, and Galaxy admirers need to wait a little longer for the WearOS 4-based One UI Watch 5.
WearOS 4 Developer Preview
The well-known tipster Mishaal Rahman has recently Tweeted, WearOS 4 Developer Preview is now live. The tipster shared that, currently, only the 64-bit emulator build is available. It contains testing, development, and feedback for WearOS 4. The good thing is, now, app developers can start the development and testing journey of their applications on this upcoming version of WearOS.
However, one thing is really disappointing Galaxy Watch users still have to wait to enjoy this newer smartwatch OS version. As per the Korean firm Samsung, WearOS 4-based One UI Watch 5 Beta will arrive for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 series in May. As for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 series devices, they will come with this new software out of the box. Let’s know about WearOS 4 Developer Preview’s novelties.
Power optimizations: WearOS 4 will bring plenty of optimizations and updates to the smartwatch, which will help the applications run smoothly and efficiently.
Watch Face Format: It is an indeed useful novelty for which Google joined hands with Samsung. The new Watch Face Format is a solution that lets developers and creators craft power-efficient and stunning watch faces.
New data types: The Health Services offered new data types with WearOS 4 Developer Preview along with improved permissions for background body sensors.
64-bit kernel and userspace: Just like Android, with WearOS 4 as well, the company has ditched 32-bit app support and now supports 64-bit hardware only. The company has taken this step for newer performance and security improvements.
Nota bene, as these improvements have been seen in WearOS 4’s Developer Preview, there is a high possibility of them making their way to Galaxy Watches as well with the One UI Watch 5 public update. Remember, only the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 series devices will get the soon-to-be-launched One UI Watch 5 software.
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