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Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 soon get new Spotify widget, tiles, and more: WearOS June 2023 update

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Google has unveiled an upcoming feature drop scheduled for June 2023, aiming to enhance user capabilities, boost productivity on mobile devices, and fortify data security. Wear OS smartwatch users can anticipate a range of exciting updates and features designed to facilitate skill acquisition and provide convenient information protection. Let’s delve into what Google has in store for Wear OS.

For instance, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 often receive exclusive functionalities. Still, overall, all watches running on the same OS receive the same changes that Google introduces for WearOS. This means that any new features that are made available for WearOS could also become available for Galaxy watches in the future.

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Wear OS receives a direct embrace from a couple of new features. The Spotify app enables users to initiate playback directly from their wrist, granting access to a personalized music selection and the ability to enjoy podcasts and favourite tunes at any given moment. These features are conveniently accessible through new tiles and shortcuts integrated into watch faces. Additionally, users can now enhance productivity by adding a Google Keep tile, providing quick access to selected notes or to-do lists directly from their smartwatch.

WearOS June 2023 Update

  • Introducing Spotify DJ and Enhanced Widgets: Exclusive to Wear OS 2 and Wear OS 3 devices in the US, UK, Ireland, and Canada, Spotify DJ empowers users to curate a personalized playlist from their most played tracks or beloved podcasts. Additionally, a fresh collection of complications and widgets will be introduced for devices with Spotify compatibility.
  • Google Wallet Ticket Support: Residents of San Francisco and Washington DC can now conveniently use their smartwatches as tap-to-ride tickets, thanks to the newly added SmarTrip and Clipper card import support. This feature is accessible to users with Wear OS 2 and Wear OS 3 devices.
  • New Note Tile: Wear OS 3 device owners worldwide will benefit from a brand-new Note tile, providing a seamless platform for jotting down quick notes or creating to-do lists.

One UI Watch 5 Beta Program

Samsung has recently announced a delay in the One UI Watch 5 beta program for their Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatches. Initially scheduled to commence beta testing in late May, the program was anticipated following Samsung’s official announcement of One UI Watch 5, which is built upon Wear OS 4. However, the beta testing timeline has been pushed back, with the exact date yet to be disclosed.


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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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