Qualcomm is making a new chips for Google Wear OS smartwatches

Qualcomm is making a new chips for Google Wear OS smartwatches

So for example, after asking about the weather, the Assistant in Wear OS will also provide you with an extended forecast covering the next five days.

This platform will significantly change the Wear OS ecosystem, what you expect from a smartwatch. While the list of new features isn't as long as its smartphone version, Wear OS ' Android P update is promising to address one of the biggest gripes smartwatch users have: a shorter than ideal battery life. The new unnamed successor to the old Snapdragon Wear 2100 will focus on power consumption and maximize autonomy even with sleek-looking, non-static smartwatches. A quick press on the side button shows the date and time in large numeral, along with a red battery icon to indicate the mode.

Battery life will see a "significant" boost and there will be better health features, like longer heart rate monitoring.

"This joint exertion tends to OS selection by giving gadgets presently controlled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platforms with early access to the freshest Android OS: P", says Mike Genewich, executive of Android Product Management, Qualcomm, in a blog entry.

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While there is no official update at the moment, Google has released a Developer Preview which is now only available for the Huawei Watch 2.

The second Developer Preview of the Wear OS is also based on Android P and comes with support for Actions on Google and more power-related enhancements including a new battery saver mode. Plus, it was outdated at its launch in 2016. He further added that by December more partners will release Wear OS smartwatches that will feature new chipset.

Back when it was still called Android Wear, smartwatches ran first on a phone processor with most of its CPU cores disabled, then later on Qualcomm's Wear 2100 chip. All of them will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as standard, fitness and sports-oriented chips will have Global Positioning System and some of them will have LTE. Current smartwatches only light up when you look at them, but are blank or using the Ambient Display mode when you aren't.

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