Google has announced that a new OTA update for Wear OS will arrive in the fall season, and it will introduce a host of new features and performance improvements. The folks over at XDA-Developers have received confirmation that the upcoming build of Wear OS is based on Android 11, a much-needed upgrade from its current iteration which is still stuck on Android 9 Pie.

Notably, the smartwatch platform is adding support for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ chips that were announced back in June, and are claimed to offer an 85% performance boost, as well as connectivity and power efficiency improvements. Google says the Wear OS update will bring the following changes:

  • Improved performance by making it faster to access information and start apps.
  • Simplified pairing process to make onboarding easier.
  • More intuitive controls for managing different watch modes and workouts.
  • Up to a 20% speed improvement in startup time for apps.
  • New weather experience that includes an hourly breakdown of the weather forecast and local weather alerts.

Source: Android Developers Blog

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