Google Wallet is a redesigned payment application for Android smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches. At the time of launch, the Google Wallet app was only focused on tap-to-pay on Wear OS smartwatches, but reportedly, many new features are coming to the wearables.
Yesterday, Google released a new update to the Google Pay app that replaced the application with the Wallet app and made its availability to more Wear OS-based smartwatch users in over 35 countries.
This update doesn’t bring any new features and is still meant for quick payments with credit and debit cards on the smartwatches. However, the update is spoiling the ability to double-click a hardware button to access payments for some smartwatch owners.
If you don’t know, the Fossil Gen 5 which is removed with Gen 6 and TicWatch Pro 3 has the ability to hit a predefined button twice to launch Google Pay and unfortunately, it’s not working after the app has been updated to Wallet.
We hope that the problem will get a fix soon, without updating the whole system. Until it gets fixed, you can set a different button to launch the Wallet if you are fine to remove the existing shortcut. Another alternative is to place the Google Wallet as a watch face complication.
Google Wallet Wear OS
The company has big plans for the Google Wallet app on Wear OS, it will release some new features to the wearables later this year. Considering the Wallet app for smartphones, it has some grateful features like transit passes, loyalty cards, event tickets, and vaccine records.
Other than these, the Wear OS Wallet app should also get support for driver’s licenses, student IDs, digital car keys, and house keys, which are already available on Apple Wallet and Samsung wallet apps.
Samsung Camera Assistant app now supports Galaxy A54 and A53 phones
Samsung is now making the Camera Assistant app available for more Galaxy smartphones. With the latest update, the Camera Assistant app has expanded its support to the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A53 smartphones, which are mid-range devices with impressive camera capabilities.
The Camera Assistant is a Good Lock module that allows users to control their smartphone camera with several smart options. Previously, the Samsung Camera Assistant app was exclusive to flagship smartphones, such as the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S21, Glaxy S22, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Flip 5/4/3, Galaxy Fold 5/4/3/2, and Galaxy Flip. Now, Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A53 users can enjoy the camera assistant functions.
The new update for the Camera Assistant app has a version number 2.0.01.0 and it brings some improvements and bug fixes. One of the main enhancements of the update is the stabilization code, which enhances the video recording quality.
The update is available on the Galaxy Store with an installation package size of 9.65MB. You can check the latest update if your Galaxy device is eligible.
Samsung updates Galaxy Buds Manager apps to enhance stability
Samsung has rolled out a new update for its Galaxy Buds Manager, Buds2 Manager, Buds Pro Manager, and Buds Live Manager apps. These apps allow users to connect and control their Samsung earbuds with other devices.
The update does not bring any new features or changes to the apps, but it improves the system stability and reliability of the earbuds. This means users can expect better performance and bug-free experience when using their Samsung earbuds after the update installation.
The update arrives with version 6.0.23111651 and a package size of 24.53MB, available on the Galaxy Store. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take time to reach your device.
You can check and install the update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. If you have received the update, install it now to enjoy enhanced features.
Google Play System December 2023 update improves Adaptive Connectivity Services
The Play System December 2023 update includes improvements to stability, bug fixes, and performance optimizations for Android smartphone users.
Adaptive Connectivity Services can help users save battery life, data usage, and network congestion by choosing the most suitable connection for each app or task. The company is making this service more useful with the new update.
Adaptive Connectivity Services p.2023.48 (2023-12-01)
- [Phone] Improvements to stability, bug fixes and performance optimizations
Users can check for the update by going to Settings >> Security >> Google Play System Update. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically, without requiring a device restart.
However, no new features or changes have been noted yet but the company will update the changelog on the official page soon.