Samsung and Google have teamed up to create an integrated platform for Wear OS that creates seamless connectivity across Android devices. The operating system comes with Google Play, which allows users to access some of Google’s most popular applications and services, including Google Maps, Google Pay and YouTube Music1.
Starting today Galaxy Watch 4 users can download Google Assistant on their device for quick and natural voice communication, quick answers to questions and help on the go. By accessing both Bixby and Google Assistant, users can access advanced voice assistant functions right from their wrists.
Galaxy Watch4 users can enjoy Google Assistant from today
During the Google I / O conference earlier this month, Samsung said that support for Google Assistant would be coming to the device this summer, so it may come earlier than some expected. Patrick Chomet, executive vice president of product and experience at Samsung, noted that the assistant will allow “fast and natural voice communication”.
Samsung said it will get control of Spotify through Google Assistant and support for other third-party apps. Google Apps and Services will be upgraded to the Galaxy Watch range later this year.
Although Galaxy Watch 4 owners can override Google Assistant, official support makes it easy for most to get started with the feature. The move comes a year after Samsung and Google collaborated on Wear OS.
Samsung is gradually eliminating the Tizen operating system from its wearable devices and will use Wear OS in the future.