- At this time, throughout MWC 2021, Samsung unveiled One UI Watch, its new software program pores and skin.
- The pores and skin will reside on high of “Put on OS 3.0” — Google’s and Samsung’s new wearable OS that also doesn’t have an official title.
- The 2 largest options listed here are a watch face design software program equipment and telephone/watch synchronization.
At Google I/O 2021, Google shocked us all by saying the following stage for its wearable working system, often known as Put on OS. Google and Samsung have partnered collectively to create a brand new working system that can seem on future Samsung wearables.
We nonetheless haven’t seen what “Put on OS 3.0” seems to be like. We don’t even know its official title. Nevertheless, at Cell World Congress 2021, Samsung introduced One UI Watch, which would be the software program pores and skin that lives on high of Put on OS 3.0 when it lands on a future Samsung smartwatch. The corporate confirmed that the following Galaxy Watch — virtually definitely the Galaxy Watch 4 — would be the debut of each this new working system and the watch model of One UI.
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As one would anticipate, the software program seems to be loads like Put on OS however with some One UI design tweaks. The three issues Samsung centered on throughout its presentation have been the massive app ecosystem, telephone/watch synchronization, and a watch face design toolkit.
One of many largest drawbacks to utilizing a Samsung wearable versus a watch operating the present model of Put on OS is a scarcity of apps. Put on OS watches have entry to the Google Play Retailer, on which you will discover lots of of apps. Lots of these apps are smaller variations of well-liked apps you employ in your telephone, comparable to Strava, Spotify, MyFitnessPal, and extra.
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Fortunately, Samsung confirmed that the following Galaxy Watch can have entry to Google Play Retailer apps. That is nice information and reveals that the bottom of this new unnamed working system will very probably be Put on OS or one thing exceptionally related.
The video clip above additionally reveals that the One UI Watch pores and skin doesn’t deviate too removed from how Put on OS seems to be at this time. Nevertheless, the following video clip reveals how Samsung is tweaking designs a bit to match up higher with its Galaxy telephones.
One UI Watch telephone/wearable sync
Samsung defined that certainly one of its massive targets with One UI Watch is to carry extra synchronization between your telephone and your watch. As such, the following Galaxy Watch will sync up together with your telephone in many various methods robotically.
One instance Samsung confirmed off was the act of putting in an app in your telephone. Within the video clip, we see how whenever you set up Spotify in your telephone, the identical app auto-installs in your watch. It is a large time-saver.
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One other instance is how time zones will sync. Within the video, a telephone has two time zones lively inside its clock app: Seoul and Barcelona (the previous being the capital of Samsung’s dwelling nation and the latter being the placement of Cell World Congress). As a result of the consumer units this up on their telephone, the identical setup transfers robotically to the watch.
Samsung additionally confirmed off how blocking calls in your telephone or watch transfers to the opposite gadget, in addition to how design features of One UI switch to the watch model.
Watch face design software program
Lastly, Samsung unveiled a brand new software program equipment for watch face designers. The software program reveals a quite simple interface that can permit folks to get artistic and make all manners of recent watch faces.
It’s not clear whether or not anybody would be capable to obtain this software program and use it or if it will likely be unique to authorised designers/builders. Nevertheless, its simplicity does recommend that it will likely be brazenly obtainable to anybody.
Fortunately, should you’re not the artistic sort there are already lots of of watch faces and watch face shops on the Google Play Retailer. You definitely received’t be left wanting extra decisions relating to faces in your subsequent Samsung watch.
Samsung is anticipated to launch the following Galaxy Watch at its personal Unpacked occasion later this summer time. Keep tuned for that and extra information on One UI Watch, Put on OS 3.0, and extra.