This week Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch, which is the first to receive the One UI Watch based on Wear OS, an operating system developed by Samsung and Google. The watch should go on sale at the end of the month, but buyers won’t get some of the promised features.
According to rumors, the Wear OS platform was supposed to receive support for alternative voice assistants. That is, everyone was waiting for two assistants at once – Google Assistant and Bixby. But in the end, the Galaxy Watch 4 will launch with just one assistant, and that’s the less popular Bixby.
But this may change in the future. Samsung officials said Assistant is considered one of the features from Google that the company hopes to add to the Galaxy Watch 4.
“Samsung is working closely with Google to bring these popular Google services to the Galaxy Watch 4. We’ll share more details when they’re ready.”
Perhaps Google Assistant will be added along with the update, or it will need to be downloaded from the Google Play store.
By the way, Google Pay may also find itself in a quandary on the Galaxy Watch 4. Although Google has stated that Google Pay will be supported on the watch as long as the app is not running and freezes during initial setup. This is reported by journalists who have already tested the new Galaxy Watch 4.