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Samsung releases 6th One UI Watch 4.5 Beta with major revisions for Galaxy Watch 4

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Samsung pushed the 6th One UI Watch 4.5 Beta firmware update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic devices with major revisions for both Bluetooth and LTE variants. To be mentioned, consumers can identify the latest release through the build version ending ZVH2.

According to the changelog, the 6th One UI Watch 4.5 Beta for Bluetooth models brings fixes for the issue in which the text is disappeared in case of auto text suggestion setting is toggled on, while inputting text.

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In addition, it fixes the issue of the Watch auto reset when entering the Watch-only mode during exercise. Also, it applies new power-saving mode concept so Galaxy Watch 4 wakes up by itself when the battery is charged to 15% or more, along with usability improvements to clearly showcase when entering the power-saving mode.

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For more information, check the changelog below.

  • Improved the issue that the text is disappeared during entering text when automatic suggestion text is set to On
  • Fixed reset issue when entering Watch only mode during exercise
  • Changed power saving mode concept. Automatically wakes up when the battery is charged to 15% or more.
  • Improved to clearly recognize when entering power saving mode

Apart from the Bluetooth variants, there’s a different changelog for the LTE-supported Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic devices. Post-installation of the 6th One UI Watch 4.5 Beta, your Galaxy Watch 4 will start receiving messages weighing over 255 bytes, which was not possible before.

Similar to the Bluetooth models, the new Beta fixes the auto reset issue which occurs when entering Watch only mode during exercise. Also, it fixes issues with carrier-locked Watch 4 models which happen when T-Mobile users send E911 calls while roaming to the AT&T network. It also brings an updated Flashlight app.

For more information, check the changelog below.

  • Improved the issue that disaster messages over 255 bytes cannot be received
  • Fixed reset issue when entering Watch only mode during exercise
  • Fixed failure issue when TMO user sends E911 call while roaming to ATT network
  • Update Flashlight App

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Say hello to the Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra, Samsung’s new Wear OS beast!

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra renders reveal major design change. It’s now almost confirmed that Samsung’s first Ultra-branded smartwatch is coming this year. Renders revealing the design of this upcoming Wear OS monster arriving from credible source Onleaks.

The company is expected to hold its next Unpacked event on July 10 in Paris. The Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra may also be introduced alongside other products including the Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6, Galaxy Buds 3 series, and Galaxy Watch 7 series.

Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra Renders

Onleaks in collaboration with Smartprix leaked Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra. These images expose the design of Samsung’s next Wear OS beast. Ditching the circular design, it has added a thick square metal frame which also features rounded corners.

The Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra design is neither circular nor squarish, it’s a hybrid one. Smartprix highlights that the smartwatch looks very similar to traditional Panerai watches. Moreover, it has a third physical button in the middle, incorporated with the two usual physical buttons.

The Watch 7 Ultra will likely sport a 1.5-inch circular display, measuring 47 x 47.4 x 16.4 mm. Earlier reports have suggested that the physical rotating bezel, the iconic identity of Watch Classic, is also expected to come in the Ultra Watch.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 7, Watch FE appear on FCC

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy smartwatches appeared on FCC certification. droidlife spotted the Galaxy Watch 7 and the Watch FE on the FCC certification database. This input suggests that the affordable smartwatch may join the Galaxy Unpacked in July 2024.

FCC database listed Samsung’s SM-L300, SM-L305, SM-L310, SM-L315, and SM-R861. Model numbers L300 and L310 could be the Wi-Fi versions of the two sizes for the Galaxy Watch 7. However, the L305 and L315 models could be called Watch 7 LTE, in two sizes.

Apart from the Standard variant, Samsung’s Watch 7 lineup will also consist of Classic and Pro/Ultra. So far, these models have not appeared on the FCC certification site. We will likely get to know more about the upcoming models in the near future.

Additionally, the SM-R861 is expected to be the Galaxy Watch FE or the Watch 4 (2024). This is speculated because Samsung’s Watch 4 was SM-R860. It also hints at similar specs and features in the Watch FE as the Watch 4 with the latest Wear OS version.

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Google launches Wear OS 5 Developer Preview, new Watch Face Format

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Google today launched Wear OS 5 Developer Preview and more related updates.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy smartwatches will be shipped with the Wear OS 5-based One UI Watch operating system. The company is also developing this new OS for current eligible models such as the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

Google released the Developer Preview of Wear OS 5. The company also confirmed that the next version of its smartwatch platform is powered by the latest Android 14 and is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Wear OS 5 brings performance improvements over Wear OS 4. Tracking your workout is now more efficient; for example, running a marathon consumes up to 20% less power on Wear OS 5 than on Wear OS 4.

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Watch Face Format

Debuted with Wear OS 4 last year, the Watch Face Format is also upgrading with Wear OS 5. The company also teased some changes to existing watch face development using Jetpack Watch Face APIs.

Google is restricting complications for watch faces built with AndroidX or the Wearable Support Library that will apply to some data sources besides Google Play publishing limitations to new watch faces built with these libraries.

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