11 June 2021
Samsung is taking part in the upcoming MWC event that is scheduled for June 28. According to the official MWC website, the company might showcase or demo the new “Wear” platform that it has developed in collaboration with Google.
From the session’s title “New Watch Experience” and description, “we’re reimagining smartwatches, creating new opportunities for both developers and consumers,” it is pretty suggestive that Samsung will showcase the new OS platform it “reimagined” in collaboration with Google.
In case you missed it, last month, Google and Samsung announced they have merged their respective smartwatch OS platforms into one for a unified approach in order to enhance the current performance of the smartwatches.
The name of this new “unified platform” is unknown but Google referred to as simply “Wear.” Well, keeping the naming aside, the two companies even shared what aspects of OS have been tweaked for an entirely new consumer experience. And, it is believed Samsung will showcase this new watch experience at the event that is scheduled for June 28.
As MWC organizers have already mentioned, the show is going to be an online-only event where participating companies will announce their new offerings.
The new "Wear" platform features up to 30% faster app startup times, improved power efficiency for longer battery life, improved stock apps, and an easier way to build apps, third-party Tiles, and much more. At the time of announcing the new platform, Google also said that Android smartwatch developers will also get benefitted from this union as they will be able to develop apps and experiences for smartwatches. This is what written in the session description as well.
Samsung is also rumored to have at least three new smartwatches to launch. It is unknown if any of these smartwatches are coming at the MWC event on June 28 or if Samsung has planned to bring them in August alongside the new foldable phones.