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WearOS: How Dual Processors and Hybrid Interface Boost Battery Life

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It’s day two at MWC Barcelona 2024. Mobile World Congress never fails to meet the expectations of fans, and this year’s MWC 2024 in Barcelona also brings surprises for smartwatch fans. 

MWC 2024 brings several absolutely amazing gadgets and new for tech enthusiasts, among which the smartwatch is one of the most noticeable. All the tech giants take part in the event, while Google has taken care to revive attention on the news of Wear OS. It is speculated that multiple new smartwatches will be unveiled at MWC 2024, which are on the way to take the floor. 

At the event, Google presented updates to its Wear OS platform. These updates included various brand new design changes and expanded functionality for the Wear OS hybrid interface. It appears that behind this change, the brand just aims to make Wear OS smartwatches more user-friendly as well as versatile as per the convenience of the users, enhancing their experience. 

Apart from this, the text mentions access to boarding passes and loyalty cards on Wear OS, although it does not overview it as a new feature and probably highlights existing functionality. Wear OS smartwatches are typically powered by dual processors, which are as follows: 

  • Powerful Application Processor (AP) 
  • Low-Power Microcontroller Unit (MCU) 

The application processor handles the complex tasks, whereas the low-power microcontroller unit takes care of simple tasks such as tracking steps and heart rate, saving battery life, and many more. The Hybrid Interface of Wear OS manages its two chipsets to save battery life. The new upgrade will also permit smartwatch producers to have notifications processed on the MCU. And the AP makes sure to deliver a seamless experience to users. 

Initially, this confirmation appeared on the OnePlus Watch 2, a device represented today by the Chinese brand. The watch features the new Dual Engine Architecture, a combo of two processors, the Snapdragon W5 and the BES 2700, which divide the tasks as per needs.


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Samsung to provide Galaxy Watch Ultra exclusive faces to older Galaxy watches

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Samsung has recently introduced its new flagship smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra. These watches are equipped with the latest hardware and software to offer users more capabilities.

However, many software capabilities will also be available for the older watches with the One UI 6 watch update. From those capabilities, new cool watch faces are now confirmed to be available for older watches.

According to the Samsung moderator, Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra exclusive watch faces will be available for older Galaxy watches, including Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.

However, he has not mentioned the availability of new faces for older watches. Still, according to traditions, the company may introduce them with a dedicated software update in the next few months.

It is not the first time that the latest watch faces have expanded to older watches. Earlier, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 also grabbed the One UI 5 watch faces with a dedicated software update.


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Samsung Galaxy watch FE eligible to get only 3 years of OS updates: Report

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Last month, Samsung launched its brand-new Galaxy Watch FE, specially made to provide the flagship Galaxy watch features at an affordable price; this is the first time the Korean giant has introduced the updated fan edition Galaxy watch.

As we said, the device is made to reach users who can use flagship-level features at an affordable cost. It is obvious that the company hasn’t equipped the device with similar hardware. Now, the new report mentions that the watch also lacks OS update support.


How Many Software Update Will Galaxy Watch FE Get?

According to SamHive, the Galaxy Watch FE is only eligible for 4 year of software support, during which it will receive three major updates: Wear OS and One UI watch. The device will also receive security patches for four years.

Compared to the other standard Galaxy watches, the FE variant lacks one OS and one year of software updates. Meanwhile, Samsung has followed the same five-year software policy for the Galaxy Watch 7 series.

In general, major software updates benefit users by providing the convenience of using different functionalities. At the same time, security patch support ensures that users can stay protected from cyber threats.


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One UI 6 watch beta 2 update arrives for Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 

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Samsung is consistently working towards developing the One UI 6 watch for its latest smartwatches, including the Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 4. More specifically, the Galaxy Watch 6 recently received the third beta update, while the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 are receiving the second beta update.

One UI 6 watch beta 2; what’s new

Samsung has rolled out the One UI 6 watch beta 2 update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 , which has the version number ZXG3. The latest beta update shares the same changelog for both watches and mentions some major changes and improvements that enhance stabilization and performance.

According to the details, it improved the battery current consumption and the interconnection issues for some operators. It will apply to the LTE watches to make the connection more stable.

Along with the changes, Samsung has also shared the issue that needs to be fixed in the later update. It has been shared that the AOD does not turn off when not wearing a watch.

As a beta update, it will be obvious that it will arrive for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 users who have enrolled in the beta program. If you haven’t done so yet, you can still do it simply by following this process.


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