At Google I/O 2021, Google made a surprising announcement when they revealed that they would be teaming up with Samsung to revamp its smartwatch platform. Originally known as Wear OS, the new platform will be known as Wear, but unfortunately apart from the announcement of the collaboration, no one really knows what to expect.
However, for those who are eager to see what kind of fruits this partnership will bear, Samsung could actually be showing it off later this month. This is because the company will be hosting a “New Watch Experience” panel at MWC on the 28th of June, meaning that there is a very good chance we could finally have an idea of what this new Wear platform could look like and what kind of features it could be packing.
According to the description of the upcoming event, “The Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, services, and partnerships provide people with choice, freedom, and possibility. We’re reimagining smartwatches, creating new opportunities for both developers and consumers. And we’re enhancing security, giving people the protection they need in an open and connected world.”
Back when the announcement was initially made, Google claimed that this revamped Wear platform would result in devices that could launch apps 30% faster, a smoother user interface, better battery life, and would essentially merge the best of Wear OS and Tizen.