New watch faces and accessibility features are previewed in the leak.
What you must understand
- The forthcoming UI updates with Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5 are preview in a recent leak.
- Leaked screenshots display updated visibility settings, interaction tweaks, and accessibility customization choices.
- Dual-SIM capability is another thing that is anticipated for the future Wear OS / One UI version.
Other than Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 series and the Montblanc Summit 3, no other qualified smartwatch brands currently provide Wear OS 3. However, Samsung is now beta testing One UI Watch 4.5, which is based on Wear OS 3.5. Our most recent peek at the impending UI revamp comes from a fresh batch of leaked pictures.
Several UI improvements that will be included with Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5 are showcased in a flurry of photos, thanks to regular leaker Evan Blass(opens in new tab). These photos, which Blass claims to be official, imply that we are looking at the finished products of the impending UI upgrades.
New watch faces, a new keyboard interface, and accessibility enhancements are all revealed by the leak. A new QWERTY keyboard style is also included, which was previously made available as part of One UI Watch 4.5 Beta earlier this month. In order to compete with Apple’s Watch lineup, several of the top Android smartwatches will likely soon have this widely demanded function.
Additionally, you’ll see a new option for changing the earbuds’ audio channel settings. For personalized navigation, Wear OS 3.5 appears to offer the option to configure the touch and hold delay as well as tap duration.
Additionally, there are additional accessibility features including color correction options, provided your phone supports multiple SIM cards, and the choice of which SIM card to use when placing a call.
In preparation for the next One UI update, Samsung appears to be developing the TalkBack functionality. Blass published a picture showing how activating the function on any screen requires a double-press of the action button.
You can browse the pictures below to get a glimpse of a few UI enhancements that will be included in One UI Watch 4.5 and Wear OS 3.5.
The next Galaxy Watch 5 will undoubtedly run Wear OS 3.5, as will a number of other wearables that are expected to launch this year. However, it is still unknown when Wear OS 3 would reach the watches that were promised to receive it.