Google ended up making a big revelation about the future of the company’s operating system that, together with Samsung, will merge Tizen to Wear OS and, together, will start working on the smartwatch operating system for WearOS 3.0 smartwatch, in a clear bet against Apple, since Tizen and WearOS were the most used operating systems in watches (besides Apple’s WatchOS).
As we approach the big reveal of Wear OS 3.0, smartwatch users are eager to know whether or not their wearables will receive the highly anticipated update. Unfortunately, Google has been silent about compatibility with older smartwatches, despite the various information disclosed, and Qualcomm itself has already talked about the matter. But for now, we still don’t know what might happen.
Fortunately, a recent leak (through the Reddit Alehel) gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Wear OS 3.0, at least when it comes to the Google Play Store. It seems that some smartwatch users have received an update that adds a new updated interface to Google’s app store. The design language clearly suggests that this is part of a larger Wear OS 3.0 update due out in the coming months, the result of joint work between Samsung and Google.
Anyway, if the news piqued your interest, you can easily browse the gallery below, allowing you to buy with the previous version, and decide for yourself whether or not it fits your taste. Truth be told, the Google Play Store needed a makeover in Wear OS a long time ago, so this change, even if it’s not perfect, is welcome.
It’s important to mention that the person who posted the images is using a Suunto 7 smartwatch, which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 processor. While this does not mean that all smartwatches equipped with this specific CPU will receive the Wear OS 3.0 update, at least it is an indication that they are more likely to get the update.