Wear OS will get its next major update this fall, and while it is not as glowing as say next Android 11, it is proof that Google has not completely abandoned its worn-out system yet. The new update promises to bring some new improvements to the platform, including speed improvements, easier pairing and a new weather app.
The biggest change is a promise of CPU improvements, which Google says will provide up to 20 percent faster startup times for apps. Given that Google is also adding support for future Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100 Plus chips, the combination should result in a much faster experience for future OS-wearing devices.
Google is also promising updated UI elements that will offer “more intuitive controls for managing different viewing modes and drills”; and a simpler process for merging Ear clocks with OS on your phone, though it has not shown how will appear one of these features.
Finally, Google is promising a new weather app, which will arrive in Wear OS “later this year.” Designed to be easier to read at a glance and give hourly forecasts and weather announcements.