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Samsung schedules a can't-miss Wear OS/smartwatch event for MWC

Samsung's event will center on a "new watch experience" that will undoubtedly give more info on the future of Wear OS.

Published onJune 9, 2021

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  • Samsung will have an event centered on Wear OS at Mobile World Congress 2021.
  • The all-virtual event will happen on June 28, 2021, at 1:15 PM ET and last around an hour.
  • Samsung will likely give new details on its partnership with Google and possibly new details on upcoming watch hardware.

One of the biggest surprises of 2021 so far is the announcement that Samsung and Google are teaming up to take on the smartwatch industry king: Apple. Samsung and Google (and Google’s newly acquired Fitbit) will work together to make Google’s Wear OS platform a better competitor to Apple’s watchOS.

While we’ve heard a bit from Google on this partnership, we haven’t heard much from Samsung. That will change on June 28 when Samsung holds a smartwatch-centered event at Mobile World Congress.

Related: Google and Samsung team up to make Wear OS a true competitor

According to the official listing, the Samsung event will feature news on the “Galaxy ecosystem” as well as a “new watch experience.” Samsung claims that it is “reimagining smartwatches,” leaving little doubt as to the subject matter for the bulk of the event.

This will be the first in-depth examination of the Samsung Wear OS experience from Samsung itself. While it’s unlikely Sammy would debut any new Galaxy Watch hardware during the virtual event, it is a possibility. However, it’s not unreasonable to assume we might actually get a glimpse at what the new Wear OS looks like.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will likely run the new Wear OS. They will be the first non-Tizen smartwatches from the company in years.