Google starts rolling out Wear OS 2.3 update to some smartwatches

Google starts rolling out Wear OS 2.3 update to some smartwatches
Even though Google recently released a new version of Wear OS for smartwatches, it looks like the Mountain View company felt the need to roll out yet another update. Unlike Wear OS 2.2, also known as “H,” this is a smaller update that fixes some issue and, more importantly, reduces battery usage.

The update has already made it to Montblanc Summit 2 and Fossil Sport, Droid-life reports, but some of the TicWatch smartwatches seems to have got it as well. Google hasn't yet released a changelog for Wear OS 2.3, but thanks to redditor SabashChandraBose, we have some developer notes to share with you:

  • Reduced usability in home screen.
  • Fixed increased responsiveness in the previous update. Added lag when using OK, Google. 
  • Reduced battery usage by 10% in ambient mode. We are still optimizing the low-level code. 
  • Introduced per-pixel burn in for AMOLED screens (still in beta). 
  • Added support for 4100 chipset. 

For consumers, the update doesn't really bring too many things except slightly better battery usage and an updated Home app (from 2.20 to 2.21). Apparently, Google is rolling out the update in waves, so if you didn't receive it yet, you'll have to wait a few days.

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5 Comments

1. mss1988

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

4100?

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Seriously this must be a joke right: Reduced usability, added lag, introduced per-pixel burn in and nobody is thinking huh they are making it worse? Not to mention the 4100 doesn't exist yet.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

OMG I just checked the Reddit post and it's a joke from one of the users. Seriously you guys quoted a joke

5. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol way to proofread

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