Monday, January 18

Wear OS

bluetooth, Google, News, Wear OS, Wearables & Gadgets

Google is preparing Wear OS to support contact tracking

Due to the global pandemic, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) decided to enable contract tracking on Bluetooth low-energy devices such as wearables, and now, Google appears to be preparing its operating system for the feature. XDA Developers Encoding detected within Play Services beta 20.50.14 that reveals Google's intention to add COVID-19 exposure notifications to its platform. The chain reads: “Your phone will use this device to securely collect and share random IDs with other nearby devices. You can be notified if you have been around someone who reported having COVID-19. The date, duration, and signal strength associated with an exposure will be shared with the app. " This would mean that your portable device's Blu...
Google, News, Wear OS, Wearables & Gadgets

Google’s Wear OS will soon allow developers to create custom tiles

Google will reportedly make it possible for third-party Android developers to create their own tiles for their Wear OS app. When Tiles - Wear OS widget access to apps was first released, it only worked for Google's own apps like Fit and the weather app. Now, however, a new code change in the Android open source project detected by 9to5Google notes that Google is working on a 'Wear Tiles API', which will allow Wear OS developers to create their own custom Tiles. Wear Tiles API initial confirmation. This checks the application side of the Wear Tiles API. The tests (and test libraries) have not been added yet, but will come in a future CL. This version really exists to start releasing API revisions. from 9 to 5 says that the code i...
Fossil, News, Wear OS, Wearables & Gadgets

Fossil brings sleep tracking and more to its smartwatches

Fossil is building on top of Google's Wear OS platform with sleep tracking, new activity tracking, and more. However, these updates will only make it to the company's Gen 5 watches. Other features include cardiovascular fitness tracking, new battery mode features, and device phone app updates. The most prominent feature is a new wellness app that includes sleep tracking, real-time fitness stats like heart rate, distance traveled, steps, and calories burned. These new features make Fossil's Wear OS option that much more useful for people looking to get in shape with the help of a smartwatch. Sleep tracking is the standout feature here, as it's something that really only works moderately well on smartwatches. The Fossil version wi...
News, qualcomm, Snapdragon Wear 4100, Wear OS, Wearables & Gadgets

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100 Plus smartwatch chips

Qualcomm introduced two new smartwatch processors destined for Put on OS gadgets, marking the primary main replace to the platform in years. The brand new Snapdragon Put on 4100 Plus and Put on 4100 are the primary main updates since 2018’s Snapdragon Put on 3100, which itself was a minor improve to 2016’s Snapdragon 2100. Additional, contemplating the 3100 and 2100 shared the identical foremost processor, the Put on 4100 will carry the primary main pace enchancment to Put on OS in 4 years. Qualcomm says the brand new chips will carry important pace enhancements, in addition to huge jumps in GPU, reminiscence, digital camera and battery efficiency. Simply by trying on the {hardware}, this could come as no shock. Beginning with the processor, the Put on 4100 consists of 4 Cortex-A53 ...