Samsung kicked off the MWC Barcelona today and the company may have disappointed us as the live virtual event did not let to any major announcement. Samsung did not launch the highly anticipated Galaxy Watch but the company did show a little bit of glimpse of its new UI for watch (One UI Watch software) developed with Google.
Samsung and Google Partnering for Better Smartwatches
Samsung showed off how the One UI watch will look like and what can it do, or at least, it gave tantalizing hints about it. The company stated that One UI Watch along with the new unified platform will provide users with a new Galaxy Watch experience.
Furthermore, Patrick Chomet (Executive Vice President, Samsung) announced that Google and Samsung have collaborated, bringing the best of the two wearable platforms- Google’s Wear OS operating system and Samsung’s Tizen OS on one unified platform, giving the users better responsiveness, longer battery, a more accurate health sensor, seamless access to apps and services.
With LTE connectivity, you can answer your call or listen to your favorite streaming music without the need for your smartphone. The company has also incorporated the eSIM expertise making it easier for smartwatches on these platforms to be adopted by carriers resulting in giving more options to the users.
The new unified platform will improve performance and deliver a smooth experience between the Watch and Android smartphones for its users. This platform will also see an increase in the number of applications available to users.
The One UI will come to the next Galaxy Watch, making it the first-ever device to feature One UI Watch and the new, unified platform. The upcoming Galaxy Watch is scheduled to be announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event later this summer.
Samsung will also provide software support for at least three years from the product launch date for the users with Tizen-based Galaxy smartwatches.
Samsung Knox Upgraded Security
During the live event, Samsung talked about the importance of security and privacy, in our daily life. Attackers are always out there looking for our photos, personal chats, and mostly our financials. With Samsung Knox, the company looks to tighten up the security by safeguarding all the passwords into the Samsung Knox Vault.
Here’s a short video that will give you an idea of how Samsung is really taking the privacy of their customers to the utmost level.