Samsung mostly improves the functions of WearOS smartwatches through a new software update. At the moment, the company is enhancing Samsung Alarm and AI Assistant Bixby features for Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 through a new update.
The Korean tech giant is releasing the April 2023 security update for WearOS apps including Samsung Alarm and Bixby Watch. The new update brings common bug fixes and improvements to deliver a better Galaxy Watch experience. In addition, it stabilizes some features of these apps.
However, these app update does not contain any new feature or change but surely provides a smoother performance. The latest update of Samsung Alarm and Bixby functions is compatible with WearOS-based smartwatches such as Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 series.
- Version: 184.108.40.206
- Updated Package Size: 4.29 MB
- Download: Link
- Version: 220.127.116.11
- Updated Package Size: 13.76 MB
- Download: Link
You can easily download the update from Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates, just make sure to connect your Galaxy Watch to your smartphone.
Also, you can download the update directly from the third-party sources links mentioned above but we recommend waiting for the official release. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take time to reach all eligible Galaxy devices.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Samsung improves Global Goals app functionalities for Wear OS devices
Samsung has updated its Global Goals functions to the new version for Wear OS devices. Launched in 2019 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals app aims to raise awareness and funds for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Korean tech giant is releasing a new update for Global Goals functions including Digital, Spin, Countdown, and Classic to provide a better experience. The update is rolling out for Samsung users running Wear OS devices such as Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.
The fresh versions of these functions fix some issues that users encountered after the last update. You can get the latest update from the Galaxy Store.
Samsung Global Goals Digital
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.97MB
Samsung Global Goals Spin
- Version: 1.1.01.1
- Package size: 3.11MB
Samsung Global Goals Countdown
- Version: 1.0.01.0
- Package size: 3.22MB
Samsung Global Goals Classic
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.89 MB