The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Traditional are two of our favourite smartwatches, however whereas they’ve loved unique entry to Wear OS 3 since their launch final yr, they’re lacking one other big-ticket piece of software program — the Google Assistant. As we speak, Verizon posted an replace to its Galaxy Watch4 Traditional assist web page that claims a system replace with Assistant assist included is accessible now — however Google says the Assistant itself is, the truth is, not at present rolling out.
Verizon says Assistant compatibility is rolling out on this latest replace, although Google tells us that Google Assistant performance is not but coming to the watches. The replace contains another tweaks, too, together with a brand new Good Change backup-and-restore course of that ought to alleviate among the patently foolish runaround concerned in shifting your watch between telephones and a shortcut to measure your physique composition via sure Samsung Well being notifications.
Earlier this yr, Samsung mentioned that Assistant assist, a notable omission within the in any other case nice Watch4 collection, was nonetheless deliberate “within the coming months.” Contemplating it is solely April, that specific promise might nonetheless come true — though we do surprise what the heck is taking so lengthy, contemplating the watches themselves have been available on the market since August 2021 and we’re already listening to rumors in regards to the Galaxy Watch5.
You’ll be able to obtain the replace in your Watch4 or Watch4 Traditional proper now, although, once more, the app your watch wants for Google Assistant performance nonetheless is not out there via the Play Retailer. It could possibly be that we’ll hear extra about it at Google I/O — which begins in just some weeks.
UPDATE: 2022/04/20 16:47 EST BY TAYLOR KERNS
Up to date with new data from Google
Reached for remark, Google informed Android Police that the Google Assistant will not be at present rolling out to Galaxy Watch4 gadgets. We have up to date this story with that new data.
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