June 1, 2023

Google’s Put on OS 3 is getting new options from Google itself together with third-party apps and — later this 12 months — a serious replace to Put on OS 4. Introduced Wednesday throughout Google I/O, the watch working system will likely be getting extra integrations with Google providers like Gmail, Calendar and Google House. Many of those enhancements, which embody battery life enhancements, will arrive on Put on OS 3 watches like Google’s personal Pixel Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch collection.

The up to date Google House app will permit for remotely unlocking your door and checking Nest doorbell notifications. Gmail and Calendar’s Watch OS updates will add fast replies to emails together with entry to schedules, occasion RSVPs and the flexibility to replace a activity standing from a watch.

A take a look at WhatsApp on Put on OS.


Third-party apps are additionally a part of Google’s Put on OS bulletins, with chat service WhatsApp planning to launch its first native watch app on the working system. WhatsApp’s Put on OS app — at present in beta — plans to incorporate texting alongside voice calls straight from a Put on OS watch. Google additionally introduced that Spotify and Peloton will likely be together with watch tiles of their Put on OS apps, each of which is able to present sooner entry to music playlists and exercise particulars respectively.

When Put on OS 4 turns into obtainable later this 12 months, Google says the software program will carry battery life enhancements, a sooner text-to-speech expertise and backup assist. That latter function will make it simpler to switch information and settings from an outdated watch to a brand new one, very similar to Google’s present Android cellphone setup course of.

The Put on OS bulletins come as Google’s I/O keynote takes a giant deal with AI bulletins. These embody the PaLM 2 language mannequin, an AI-powered model of Google’s search engine and the general public launch of the Bard AI chatbot.


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