One of the biggest announcements we received during the Google I / O conference was that Google and Samsung will collaborate on smartwatches. This meant that the Korean OEM’s next batch of wearables will not run on its own Tizen software, but instead will carry Google’s revamped Wear OS. We don’t know what it will look like yet, but it looks like we’ll get a demo or at least a preview of the Samsung Galaxy Watch experience at Mobile World Congress in June 2021.
The MWC will remain virtual for at least this month and Samsung will host a session on its “New Watch Experience.” Of course, Wear OS is not mentioned in the event description, but given the recent announcement from Google and Samsung, we can assume this is what they will be talking about. The only paragraph in the MWC website He says about this event that they will be “reinventing smart watches” and creating new things for both developers and consumers.
9 to 5 Google says We can expect the session to talk about Tizen’s transition to the entire Google ecosystem, at least when it comes to smartwatches. For now, we have no idea what it will look for in Samsung devices, so we could preview the improvements that Wear OS will bring to smartwatches, as well as how Samsung will modify it to fit its own ecosystem. , like having a One UI skin. to the platform.
Samsung’s Tizen devices have been doing well in recent years, while Wear OS was notably struggling with a lack of innovation and major updates. It would be interesting to see what the revamped Wear OS will look like and what changes it will make and then see how Samsung will be able to adapt it to its smartwatches and if it will be better. Things are still quite up in the air at the moment, but it’s something to look forward to.
The MWC Samsung session will take place on Monday, June 28. Later this year, there will be an in-person MWC conference in Los Angeles, October 26-28.