Despite OTA update changelog, Samsung Galaxy Watch4 won’t get Google Assistant after all

Earlier on April 20, Verizon pushed an update to its LTE-variant of the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic. The online documentation that initially released with the update screenshots of the feature that enabled Google Assistant on the two Watch4 models. Assistant has been missing since the smartwatches launched despite running WearOS 3.0.

Verizon's changelog originally included these screenshots of the Google Assistant feature.Verizon’s changelog originally included these screenshots of the Google Assistant feature.

However, following the update, users were perplexed to find that the update would not bring Google Assistant. It was not until The Verge reached out to Google for clarification about the feature’s absence. A Google spokesperson responded with the following statement.

To confirm, Assistant is not rolling out to Gaalxy Watch 4 and we don’t have an update on timing,” – Ivy Hunt, Google spokesperson.

Verizon’s release notes have been updated to exclude the addition of Google Assistant. Other updates to the Galaxy Watch4 include Backup and Restore support with Smart Switch. It is also now possible to take a Body Composition measurement through the target notification. You can check out the full update notes on Verizon’s support site.


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