The brand-new Wear OS devices are beginning to gain steam in the market. It was recently disclosed by the people from XDA-Developers in their APK Teardown, that it is the result of efforts made by Google to improve the overall experience for Android devices.
In the beta version 22.32.12 build of the Google Play Services app, some strings show that Google is all set to provide backup services for smartwatch data, while switching watches from one android to another. The prompt – “Back up your device with Google One/ Backup by Google One/ Choose backup account” could be found in one of the strings according to the XDA-developers team suggesting that this facility might be coming shortly.
Currently, it is compulsory to Factory Reset the watch if anyone is switching a Wear OS smartwatch from one Android phone to a new one. By including an option for backing up the device, Google will surely attract more customers and help them have a better and smoother experience.
Besides, it is very interesting to see that Google One was mentioned in the prompt which is a paid Google subscription. The Google One app does provide functionalities for adjusting the settings or management of the device data backups but it is to be noted that the use of these services is free and no subscription charges are levied for the. Paid subscription is only required for users who want to access additional cloud storage on their Google account.
With time it can be expected that Google might include these features during the launch of the latest pixel smartwatch and their new smartphones Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, that are all expected to make their entry in the coming months.