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After confusion, Google confirms Galaxy Watch 4 is not getting Google Assistant today

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Last updated: April 21st, 2022 at 05:43 UTC+02:00

Despite being the first smartwatch to run Wear OS 3, the Galaxy Watch 4 lacks Google Assistant. This has been the watch’s sore point, and Google and Samsung have kept mum on the release timeline. Earlier today, Galaxy Watch 4 users got hopes of finally getting the feature, only to get disappointed moments later.

The Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic received a new software update on Verizon’s network in the US. The update has firmware version R8x5USQU1FVC8, and its official changelog mentioned Google Assistant. Verizon’s website even had a screenshot of how to enable Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4. However, after updating the smartwatch, users could not find Google Assistant.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Google Assistant Verizon

After this confusion, Google released a statement to The Verge saying that “Assistant is not rolling out to Galaxy Watch 4, and we don’t have an update on timing.” A few moments later, Verizon removed the mention of Google Assistant and the accompanying screen from its website.

Neither Google nor Samsung has been clear about the Google Assistant’s release for the Galaxy Watch 4 series. Some rumors claim that Google is waiting for the launch of its Pixel-branded Wear OS 3 smartwatch and that the Galaxy Watch 4 would get Google Assistant access around the same time.

Coming back to the new Galaxy Watch 4 update, it brings support for Backup and Restore through Smart Switch. The smartwatch also gets a ‘Measure’ button directly in the body composition target notification, making things a bit easier. Previous updates brought new and updated watch faces and deeper health metrics to the Galaxy Watch 4 series.

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