Smartwatches based mostly on the Put on OS 2 platform are getting updates for Google Pay, Messages, and third-party apps as part of the brand new experiences that Google has introduced for its current customers alongside introducing the Put on OS 3. The brand new Put on OS launch is initially restricted to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 collection. Nonetheless, Google needs to indicate its steady assist for its current customers and is, thus, bringing a handful of recent experiences to smartwatches operating on Put on OS 2.
One of many main modifications that Google is bringing to customers on Put on OS 2 is a revamped design of Google Pay. The replace brings bigger bank card pictures to let customers simply have a look at the playing cards saved of their pockets and swipe by way of them to search out the suitable one whereas making a wi-fi fee from their wrist.
Google has additionally introduced the growth of Google Pay assist on Put on OS to 16 new international locations that embrace Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates. These international locations have had Google Pay earlier as effectively however not for customers with a Put on OS-based smartwatch.
Nonetheless, the Indian model of Google Pay continues to be not obtainable on Put on OS. Google, although, has stated that it’s planning to increase the funds service additional over time.
The second huge change that Google is bringing for its current Put on OS customers is the up to date Messages app. This allows you to obtain messages on the go and reply instantly out of your watch, with out requiring you to take out your smartphone. You may reply with an emoji or select from an auto-generated reply. Equally, you should use the on-screen keyboard to kind your message reply or use voice dictation to make use of the built-in speech-to-text engine to your reply.
Google says that the up to date Messages app in your smartwatch syncs together with your Android cellphone to supply up-to-date conversations in your wrist. All that is just like how Apple has been providing seamless message entry on watchOS because the starting.
Alongside the up to date Messages app, customers on the present Put on OS model may even be getting “new experiences” on apps together with Calm, Komoot, Interval Tracker, Sleep Cycle, Spotify, and Strava within the coming weeks. Google says that many of those apps will get third-party Tiles — the widgets that have been launched earlier this yr to allow you to entry info and actions by swiping left on the watchface. Actual particulars about which apps would get Tiles and by when are but to be revealed.
There are different updates launched to Google Play retailer to let customers simply obtain and discover apps instantly from their smartwatches.
Google’s newest updates definitely counsel that the corporate does not need its current customers to really feel ignored. Nevertheless it doesn’t suggest that Put on OS 2 will get all good issues coming to new clients by way of Put on OS 3. On the newest working system, Google has launched new Google Maps and YouTube Music apps, amongst different enhancements.