Smartwatch Customers on Current Put on OS Getting Google Pay, Messages Updates

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Smartwatches primarily based on the Put on OS 2 platform are getting updates for Google Pay, Messages, and third-party apps as part of the brand new experiences that Google has introduced for its current customers alongside introducing the Put on OS 3. The brand new Put on OS launch is initially restricted to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 sequence. However, Google desires to point out its steady assist for its current customers and is, thus, bringing a handful of recent experiences to smartwatches working on Put on OS 2.

One of many main modifications that Google is bringing to customers on Put on OS 2 is a revamped design of Google Pay. The replace brings bigger bank card photos to let customers simply have a look at the playing cards saved of their pockets and swipe by them to seek out the suitable one whereas making a wi-fi cost from their wrist.

Google has additionally introduced the enlargement of Google Pay assist on Put on OS to 16 new nations that embody Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates. These nations have had Google Pay earlier as effectively however not for customers with a Put on OS-based smartwatch.

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Google Pay assist on Put on OS is expanded to new nations
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Nevertheless, the Indian model of Google Pay remains to be not out there on Put on OS. Google, although, has stated that it’s planning to broaden the funds service additional over time.

The second massive change that Google is bringing for its current Put on OS customers is the up to date Messages app. This allows you to obtain messages on the go and reply instantly out of your watch, with out requiring you to take out your smartphone. You possibly can reply with an emoji or select from an auto-generated reply. Equally, you should use the on-screen keyboard to sort your message reply or use voice dictation to make use of the built-in speech-to-text engine on your reply.

Google says that the up to date Messages app in your smartwatch syncs together with your Android cellphone to supply up-to-date conversations in your wrist. All that is just like how Apple has been providing seamless message entry on watchOS for the reason that starting.

Alongside the up to date Messages app, customers on the present Put on OS model can even be getting “new experiences” on apps together with Calm, Komoot, Interval Tracker, Sleep Cycle, Spotify, and Strava within the coming weeks. Google says that many of those apps will get third-party Tiles — the widgets that have been launched earlier this yr to allow you to entry data and actions by swiping left on the watchface. Precise particulars about which apps would get Tiles and by when are but to be revealed.

There are different updates launched to Google Play retailer to let customers simply obtain and discover apps instantly from their smartwatches.

Google’s newest updates actually counsel that the corporate would not need its current customers to really feel ignored. However it does not imply that Put on OS 2 will get all good issues coming to new clients by Put on OS 3. On the newest working system, Google has launched new Google Maps and YouTube Music apps, amongst different enhancements.

Put on OS 3 is at present restricted to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Traditional. The brand new smartwatches are occurring sale in choose markets from August 27.


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