Google assistant's removal from older Wear OS devices on the horizon
Delhi : While Wear OS 4 smartwatches such as the Galaxy Watch 6 begin to hit the market, it appears that Google is prepared to put an end to an era by discontinuing Google Assistant support for Wear OS 2 devices. Code spotted in the most recent Wear OS companion app update, version 22.214.171.1242438494, suggests that the brand may be seeking to move through with such plans in the near future, despite the fact that nothing has been publicly disclosed by the company as of yet.
The string "Google Assistant support on this watch is ending soon" is among the code's contents. Upgrade to a more recent watch that runs Wear OS 3 or later and supports Google Assistant.
Naturally, this will be disappointing news for anyone still using a Wear OS 2 wristwatch, but as previously mentioned, Google hasn't made any official announcements, so it's really anyone's guess as to when the firm will formally implement this. Now, if you have been using an older Wear OS watch, there's a good chance that you have gradually come into certain problems and slowdowns. Although Google has continued to provide some support for Wear OS 2, it has been five years since Wear OS 2 was first introduced.
Although this may not seem like a long time, the technology from that era, particularly devices with less RAM, has aged very poorly. Having said that, hardware has drastically improved, with businesses using stronger and more effective components to offer a better experience. Regarding the current state of wearables, Google has launched more recent versions of Wear OS, with version 3 releasing in 2021 and Wear OS 3.5 following a year later.
Naturally, Wear OS 4 has already been released this year, and while holding onto earlier smartwatches is certainly a thing, now may be the ideal moment to upgrade because there are so many fantastic Wear OS wearables available.