Google right this moment announced a couple of new options Put on OS we are able to anticipate from the following over-the-air replace, which is slated to reach this fall.
The main target right here, Google says, is on fundamentals and that features improved efficiency, for instance, with as much as 20% velocity enhancements for app startup occasions, for instance.
The corporate additionally mentioned it might enhance the pairing course of and that we’ll see UI enhancements with “extra intuitive controls for managing completely different watch modes and exercises.” What precisely that can seem like isn’t clear, although, as Google didn’t present any particulars of the adjustments.
One function that Google talked about although is a brand new handwashing timer it’s releasing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not like Apple’s computerized handwashing timer in watchOS, Google’s function isn’t arms free and it’s important to faucet a devoted tile to set off it, which sadly makes it much less seemingly that customers will truly frequently use it (however you’re already singing Glad Birthday twice when you’re washing your arms anyway, proper?).
Put on OS can be getting a brand new climate expertise that might be simpler to learn on the go, present an hourly forecast and entry to native climate alerts.
The Put on OS staff notes that it additionally plans to carry “the very best of Android 11” to wearables. For builders, that principally means having the ability to use the most recent Android developer instruments to construct their Put on OS apps. What precisely it means for customers additionally stays to be seen.
Whereas we’re nonetheless ready for Google to launch its personal watch, the corporate right this moment famous that a lot of new watch OEMs have lately signed on Put on OS, together with Oppo, Suunto and Xiaomi.