Hey Google, the Pixel Watch’s success hinges on a working Assistant

The key to the Pixel Watch's success is service integration, and Assistant lies at the heart of it.

Hey Google, the Pixel Watch’s success hinges on a working Assistant
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Andy Walker

Hardware often makes and breaks the device experience, but flagship components are nothing without smart software. Google knows this better than most, demonstrating this understanding with its Pixel smartphones. But, going by the current state of Wear OS on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5, Google’s wearable platform has some ways to go before it launches on the Pixel Watch next week.

Sure, while the Samsung-Google partnership spruced up Wear OS’ UI and general performance, some features still require work. One particular gripe is Google Assistant.