Android Wear, renamed Wear OS by Google a few years ago, should have conquered the market for wearable devices. Yet for one reason or another, Android’s more portable incarnation didn’t take off as well as its original mobile system, not only failing to clinch its place, but being largely overshadowed by Apple’s watchOS and Apple’s Tizen-based operating system. Samsung.
However, with the arrival of Android 11 just around the corner, Google seems to be trying to give a new push for your smart watches and wearables, advancing on your developer blog that the next update of this operating system will support the newer Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ systems-on-chip.
A change that would also be added to an acceleration on the software side, focused mainly on simplifying the user interface and the pairing process so that you can get up and running with minimal effort. Apps are promised to start faster too, by up to 20%. In addition to lower consumption, which according to Qualcomm, would allow a 33% improvement in terms of efficiency versus the current Snapdragon Wear 3100.
However, although this is good news for users, doubts have not taken long to arise about whether this change will really be enough to push this platform, currently quite relegated to the background. And it is that while Apple and Samsung are already fighting in functions related to medicine such as ECG or blood pressure monitoringWear OS is apparently still catching up on the basics.
And it is that one of the greatest defects of Wear OS has been its speed of adaptation, both at the software level and especially at the hardware level, with examples such as the launch of the current Snapdragon Wear 3100, where months passed before the manufacturers began to use it. So, although at the moment none of the giants in the sector has confirmed that it is going to launch a smartwatch based on this platform in the short term, could we be facing the imminent arrival of a new Google Pixel Watch?