In May, during the I / O conference, Google presented the new features that will arrive in its ecosystem. And one of the surprises of this event was the announcement of the partnership with Samsung. In essence, the two companies will be merging their smartwatch operating systems to get along better with the Apple Watch.
Google had hinted that this new version of Wear OS, based on its technologies, would be those of Samsung and Fitbit (a company bought by Google for $ 2.1 billion that specializes in connected watches ), will benefit from many improvements.
“Samsung and Google have been working together for a long time. Now we’re bringing the best of Wear and Tizen together on a single, unified platform. Working together has allowed us to leverage each other’s strengths and combine them into an experience that delivers faster performance, longer battery life and more apps for the watch you love ”said Bjorn Kilburn, director of product management at Wear OS.
At the moment, Samsung has said very little about this partnership with Google in connected watches. But usually the Korean giant will say more during its conference at MWC.
This event, which is usually scheduled for the first trimester, could not be held due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, the organizers are planning an edition in 2021, which will start on June 28th. And Samsung will be among the participants.
A Google-Samsung alliance against the Apple Watch
On June 28th, the Korean giant will host a conference on the Galaxy Ecosystem, a new watch experience and mobile security. And here is what we can read about the program: “The Galaxy experience is based on the idea that innovation should empower people. The Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, services and partnerships offers people choice, freedom and opportunity. We’re reinventing smartwatches, creating new opportunities for developers and consumers. And we improve security and offer people the protection they need in an open and networked world. “
We already know that thanks to the partnership with Google, Mounain View’s applications on Samsung’s smartwatches will experience a comeback. It should also be noted that there are currently a lot of rumors about the company’s next watches.
For example, some sources point out that Samsung developed a non-intrusive sensor (that is, without drawing blood) to measure blood sugar for its connected watches. This feature would be very useful for diabetics who need to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly.
At the moment this is just a rumor. And that’s why caution is still required. However, it should be noted that other sources point out that Apple has also developed similar sensors for the Apple Watch.