Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 getting new firmware update with icon improvements

Aside from smartphones, Samsung is preparing to expand its wearable device segment by launching new smartwatches this year. As we’ve encountered a number of leaks and certifications of the next Galaxy Watch models, it is confirmed that the company will launch Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4 in near future.

Meanwhile, the Korean tech giant is also rolling out a new firmware update to the current Galaxy watches with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. In a recent development, the Galaxy Watch 3 users started getting a new software update, which bears build number: R850XXU1BUE3.

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The changelog of this update mentions improvements for auto-running/walking function icons as well as enhancements for activity notification icons. At the same time, it also improves the system stability of the Galaxy Watch 3 for a better overall user experience.

As always, Samsung is gradually expanding the rollout of this new Galaxy Watch 3 update, so it may take some time to cover every unit. Till then, you can manually check for updates by opening the Samsung Wearable app >> Software updates section >> Download and install.

Apart from this, the company had officially confirmed that it will merge its Tizen OS with Google’s Wear OS in order to make a unified wearable platform. At the same time, it’s confirmed that the future Galaxy Watch will run the new and enhanced version of Wear OS instead of Tizen OS.

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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