Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic received an upgrade from Verizon earlier this week. On the two Watch4 models, Google Assistant was activated using the web tutorial supplied with the feature’s update images. Despite running WearOS 3.0, the smartwatches debuted without Assistant.
However, after the upgrade, many users were surprised to see that Google Assistant was not included. This function has been missing for some time before The Verge contacted Google for explanation. The following is a comment from a Google representative in response.
Assistant will not be rolled out to the Gaalxy Watch 4 at this time, according to a Google official, Ivy Hunt.
Google Assistant has been removed from Verizon’s release notes. In addition, the Galaxy Watch4 now has a Smart Switch feature that allows you to back up and restore your data. The goal notification may now be used to get a Body Composition measurement as well. Verizon’s support site has a complete list of the new features and changes.
When Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 range debuted last year, one major feature was missing: Google Assistant. There was anticipation that the digital assistant might come sooner than predicted, despite Google and Samsung’s reluctance to provide a specific timeframe. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic users on Verizon were able to get an update from Google earlier today. That’s not true, according to Google’s response to The Verge.
According to Google representative Ivy Hunt, “to clarify, Assistant is not going out to Galaxy Watch 4 and we don’t have an update on time.”
9to5Google discovered the Verizon update logs, which relate to a software upgrade delivered this morning. According to the logs, if you’ve downloaded Google Assistant, it will appear in the settings menu under ‘Google Accounts.’ A blurry image also shows that you can access the toggles for the wake phrase and voice output under Settings > Google > Google Assistant.
The Verge was unable to verify the allegation, despite the fact that it had been widely reported. Google Assistant has not yet appeared on our Bluetooth and Wi-Fi evaluation devices. We also had a look at the Play Store on Google Play. There’s nothing more to say. According to Google’s response, this entire affair may have been a huge fat mistake.
For further information, we’ve contacted Verizon and Samsung, but no answer has yet been received.
As part of their Wear OS collaboration announcement, Google and Samsung made it clear that wearers will be able to choose from a variety of apps. Previous Galaxy Watch models were powered by Samsung’s Tizen operating system. Samsung Pay and… Bixby were forced onto customers as a result of this. Samsung’s decision to migrate from Tizen to Wear OS was motivated by a desire to increase the number of third-party applications available on its smartwatches. For example, users of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic may now utilise Google Pay instead of Samsung Pay.
This year’s Galaxy Watch 4 range still includes Samsung’s own digital assistant, Bixby. It’s hard to think of anything more to say about Bixby. Others have taken to social media to vent their displeasure with Bixby. Bixby isn’t quite as popular as Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant, regardless of your emotions. While Google Assistant has long been one of the most helpful Wear OS features, it has just been updated.
Google Assistant on Wear OS 3 is one of the most eagerly awaited features for a number of good reasons. There’s a possibility we’ll hear anything at Google I/O next month, even if it isn’t here yet. That being said, Samsung was deliberately imprecise when it promised that Google Assistant will be accessible “in the near future.” That element, at the very least, hasn’t altered.