After all, you’ll be able to use a Google Wear OS 3 smartwatch on your iPhone

Deepak Gupta June 29, 2022
Updated 2022/06/29 at 12:46 AM

Something strange with Wear OS 3 was its absence on iOS, which prevented its use on iPhone and iOS. This seemed like a decision by Samsung when it presented the Galaxy Galaxy Watch4, the first smartphone to receive this version.

Something that has now been confirmed is that Wear OS 3 is not going to be an Android exclusive after all. Google will open this system and bring support for Apple’s system, for those who want to dispense with the Apple Watch.

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This appears to be an Android exclusive

Samsung was the first brand to have access to the new Wear OS 3. The decision to support Apple's system appears to have been deliberate and left out support for iOS and iPhone without giving a reason.

This position left many potential users with the false idea that this would be a global decision and that Wear OS 3 would be out of iOS. Google's own smartwatch, the Pixel Watch will have the same exclusivity, reinforcing this idea.

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Wear OS 3 will support the iPhone

What now was revealed, and even confirmed by Qualcomm, is that the upcoming Wear OS 3 smartwatches are going to have a change. With the upcoming models based on the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus SoC also comes the expected support for iOS and iPhone.

With the new Montblanc Summit 3 everything will be changed and this support will be guaranteed, although a great adhesion of the users is not expected. Apple's proposal is usually the choice for those who have embraced the Apple ecosystem.

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Google can follow Apple's model

Other models that are currently running Wear OS 2, albeit with Qualcomm's latest SoC, will be updated to the new version. The question is whether support for iOS will be guaranteed or whether it will be another batch of exclusives.

Google seems to be following Apple's path and creating exclusives for its systems and the smartwatches that are in its ecosystem. If in the case of Apple Watch and iOS it has worked, also on Android and Wear OS 3 it should be a right decision because it is more focused on Google's system.

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