Google is attempting to improve the experience for Android devices as we see more and more WearOS devices being introduced into the market, the latest APK Teardown by XDA Developers reveals. The strings in the beta version 22.32.12 build of the Google Play Services app reveals that the tech giant is prepping to add support for backing up one’s smartwatch data when users switch to a new device.
WearOS smartwatches have to be reset if the user wishes to switch to a new smartphone:
Presently, if one wishes to switch their WearOS device to a new Android device, then they will have to factory reset their wearable, an option to back up the wearable would be immensely helpful.
Google One, the paid subscription from the company also makes an appearance in the string. The string is titled: companion_backup_opt_in_title which has the following prompts, Back up your device with Google One/Backup by Google One/ Choose backup account.
The Settings and management of device data backups for Android and iOS can be witnessed in the Google One app and a subscription is not needed in order to be able to access this feature. Those who do opt to subscribe will pay for extra storage on their account which means that a feature such as backup will not be a paid one.
The company is likely to add this feature just in time for the launch of its upcoming Pixel smartwatch which is rumored to arrive in October 2022 along with the next-generation Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.