Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: an update brings Google Assistant support

Wear OS, an operating system for connected watches signed Google, has been at work since last year on Samsung models, the Galaxy Watch 4. Until then, the Korean used his in-house system called Tizen, but, strong From a now close collaboration with Mountain View allowing the creation of a unified platform, he opted for Wear OS 3.

At the Google I/O conference held this month, Samsung announced that it would add Google Assistant support over the summer to allow “faster and more natural voice interactions”. It is therefore with a little advance that users will be able to take advantage of the more advanced integration of the Assistant, in addition to that of Samsung, Bixby. It should be noted that Google’s solution is not intended to replace Samsung’s, but to offer more choice to the user.

The update automatically adds the assistant to the application menu and allows it to be activated either by voice command or by long pressing the home button (only if the user wants it, of course). It is currently reserved for ten countries where Assistant is available in 12 languages.

The watch’s built-in Google Assistant should also soon be able to control Spotify, and support for other third-party apps will arrive, according to Samsung.

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