While we wait for Google and Samsung’s new total smartwatch operating system, some watch owners have received an early preview of sorts.
The new Play Store update has brought with it elements from the new software platform temporarily called Wear. Per post on Reddit, which was first downloaded by Android Central, the redesigned Play Store user interface is currently available on the third generation of Moto 360, Suunto 7, Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, and oddly enough Fossil Gen 5, which according to Fossil’s statement is will not be updated to the new platform.
Though Qualcomm has said that its Wear 3100 and 4100/4100 + chips are capable of running the updated software, the common agreement was that many current watches will not be upgraded. Samsung has already said that the current Tizen watches do not get the new platform. Although Mobvoi has not said anything official, reports show that Pro 3 and E3 will be updated to the new operating system.
Wear combines the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen
Back to the new update, the Wear-themed changes are limited to the Play Store app and have resulted in larger pill-shaped buttons for easier navigation and pronounced elements. Some buttons now have a gradient color scheme.
Wear-themed Play Store update is now rolling out to some watches