Let’s face it: Smartwatches for Android haven’t been actually nice.

I was all in on smartwatches, however after fixed disappointment as an Android consumer, I gave up on the thought altogether. Put on OS units are normally too cumbersome, gradual, and/or have sucky battery life. And whereas Samsung largely addressed the battery life drawback by going with its personal Tizen OS units, app assist for Galaxy Watches has been lackluster.

Now the 2 firms are becoming a member of forces to create a greater, sooner, and extra environment friendly Put on OS, “bringing one of the best of Put on and Tizen right into a single, unified platform.” Although the businesses didn’t unveil any new {hardware} at the moment, there’s hope Android smartwatches can lastly tackle the Apple Watch.

Google says it’s been capable of make apps begin “as much as 30% sooner” on the newest chips and optimized the software program to mean you can “run the guts price sensor constantly in the course of the day, observe your sleep in a single day and nonetheless have battery for the subsequent day.” The proof is within the pudding, however a person can dream.

Velocity optimizations apart, Google has made a number of enhancements to the consumer expertise, together with shortcuts for accessing current apps, and extra methods to customise your house display. Key to this are new Tiles which can be capable of present info out of your favourite apps at a look.