Google releases new Wear OS 3.0 emulator image for developers

The third major version of Google’s Wear OS platform officially arrived earlier this year, on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, but those watches use a heavily-modified One UI build. We still don’t have a complete picture of what Wear OS 3 will look like on other wearables, but Google has now published an updated emulator image that should be closer to what appears on the Fossil Gen 6, TicWatch Pro 3, and other watches in 2022.
Google published the first emulator image of Wear OS 3 back in May, which predated the Galaxy Watch 4 by several months. That build included elements of Material You, along with an updated app drawer and quick settings menu. Google has now uploaded a new emulator image with a build date of November 17th, giving us an updated look at what “stock” Wear OS 3 will look like. Screenshots published by Reddit user amoledwatchfaces (via Mishaal Rahman) show off more gradients, toggles in the main pages of the Settings app, a new brightness slider, and i…

Written By: Corbin Davenport

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