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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/5 June 2023 Wear OS update coming with new Keep and Spotify Tiles, Google Wallet transit cards

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Wear OS June 2023 Update

On June 1st, Google announced the June 2023 Wear OS update, which would bring new bells and whistles for supported smartwatches including Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4. The June 2023 Wear OS update will rollout gradually and include new apps, tiles, and customization tools.

New Keep and Spotify Tiles

Tiles give you the information you need with just a quick glance or tap.

Three new Spotify tiles are coming soon, so you can easily play new episodes of your favorite podcasts, see what’s in your heavy rotation and jump into a curated lineup of music chosen for you by Spotify’s DJ.

You can add the new Peloton tile to track your workout streak and help you reach your fitness goals. Moreover, Google Keep is getting a single-note Tile, which allows you to pin a list to the left or right of your watch face.

Google Wallet transit cards

Google Wallet app’s Wear OS variant gains support for transit cards, starting with Clipper cards (BART) in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.’s SmarTrip. Select Wear OS smartwatches running Wear OS 2+ are supported for Google Wallet transit cards.

New Google app features

More Google app features are coming to your Wear OS smartwatch.

With new controls in the Google Home app, you’ll be able to check who rang your Nest doorbell right in your notifications, remotely unlock your door and more.

Besides, two Google Workspace services – Gmail and Google Calendar are coming to Wear OS later this year. You will be able to quickly respond to emails in Gmail, check your schedule, and update task statuses in Calendar.

Wear OS June 2023 Update

Wear OS 4 coming too

Regular platform updates keep Wear OS watches like the Google Pixel Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watches running faster, safer and longer with stronger battery life. Wear OS 4 will bring even more updates later this year, with new and improved accessibility capabilities like a faster and more reliable text-to-speech experience.

It will also provide backup and restore support, helping you securely transfer data and settings between watches. And if you’re setting up a watch from your phone, any permissions you’ve granted on your phone will automatically carry over.

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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 Wear OS 5

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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