In addition, Samsung will bring an improved watch face design tool that will make it easier than ever for designers to create new watch faces.
Another benefit of switching to this new software is a huge increase in performance with faster startup times and longer battery life, both of which are expected.
“Samsung and Google have a long history of working together, and whenever we’ve worked together, the customer experience has been dramatically better for everyone,” said Sameer Samat, vice president of product management, Android and Wear, Google.
“That certainly applies to this new, unified platform, which is being introduced for the first time on Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch. We’re excited to be working with Samsung to bring longer battery life, faster performance and a wide range of apps, including many from Google, to a whole new portable experience. “