Put on OS to offer navigation from Google Maps with no telephone close by

Right this moment, throughout Samsung’s Unpacked occasion that launched the world to Sammy’s newest foldable handsets and the newest iteration of its Put on OS-powered smartwatches, Google made an announcement that customers will love. Someday later this yr, these with a timepiece powered by Put on OS (exact model numbers are unknown) will be capable of open and use the Google Maps app for navigation even when they do not have their telephone with them.
Google says that when this function is added to the working system, customers will be capable of go for a run or a motorcycle experience, go away their telephone residence, and nonetheless benefit from the navigation options supplied by YouTube. And whereas not each Put on OS watch goes to obtain this function, Google didn’t point out any explicit timepieces or Put on OS variations in lin e to obtain it.

Nonetheless, since this announcement was made in the course of the official introduction of the Galaxy Watch 5 line, you may guess your candy bippy that customers of the newest and best smartwatches from Samsung will get the primary crack at it. It additionally is not clear whether or not the know-how concerned will restrict the function to these fashions that help LTE though that limitation appears probably.

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Final yr Google and Samsung teamed as much as mix Sammy’s home-grown Tizen OS, which has been used on the Galaxy Watch because the starting in 2018, with Put on OS. The mixed software program, nonetheless known as Put on OS, opens apps quicker, permits batteries to run longer, and delivers extra apps and watch faces.

Whereas the gang from Mountain View did not say which timepieces will help this Google Maps function, in addition to the Galaxy Watch 5 line one must assume that the inaugural Google Pixel Watch, to be launched this fall, may also have the identical functionality.

At present, for a Put on OS person to acquire navigation from the Google Maps app, the person must have his telephone close by.