Wear OS smartwatches are the best smartwatches to complement your Android smartphone. Wear OS 4 is currently available on watches like the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Pixel Watch 2. Google and Samsung are at work on the next few versions of Wear OS based on Android 14 and 15, indicating that Wear OS could finally get an annual upgrade cycle.
Samsung has been working on a new version of Wear OS called Wear OS 5. This would be based on the next version of Android called Android 14. At the same time, Google has also been spotted testing Wear OS 6 which will be powered by Android 15.
This is an exciting discovery because it suggests that Google may finally give Wear OS an annual upgrade cycle, just like Android gets every year. In the past, new Wear OS versions did not always match up with new Android releases. But continuing the numbers this way implies that we could see a major Wear OS update each year to coincide with Android.
An annual upgrade schedule would be great news for Wear OS and its users. It shows that Google and partners like Samsung are committed to continued support. Regular updates will keep the software and features feeling fresh. It also makes Wear OS a more consistent and reliable platform over time.
Adopting a “one version per year” model like Apple’s watchOS could help Wear OS gain popularity. Manufacturers may be more willing to use the OS if it has predictable, scheduled improvements. App developers may also pay more attention to building for Wear OS knowing the user base will grow annually.
In short, a switch to yearly Wear OS updates based on Android versions would be a big step for the platform. Fingers crossed that Google makes this strategy official soon! The future is looking bright for Wear OS fans.