Galaxy Watch 3: New apps and expanded Microsoft collaboration

Galaxy Watch 3: New apps and expanded Microsoft collaboration

Microsoft and Samsung have been working together for a long time, which means that various smartphones from the Redmond group are preinstalled on Galaxy smartphones. Now there is another aspect, namely the upcoming Galaxy Watch 3.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, in all likelihood, will be released on July 22, the presentation may take place on July 8. At least that’s what the leaked pictures offer. When the new smartwatches of the Korean corporation appear, they will also bring several new applications, one of which concerns Microsoft.

This is probably a foregone conclusion because the information comes from the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 firmware, which previously reached the Internet. Max Weinbach from XDA-Developers took the firmware, disassembled it, and found some interesting innovations in it.

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Outlook instead of the Samsung mail app

This includes the fact that the previous email application is being replaced by Microsoft Outlook. This should also have implications for Galaxy smartphones. Since smartwatches do not have a full-fledged email application, this, of course, is due to the fact that on a small screen of such a wearable device it is impossible to reasonably type mail (or other).

Weinbach tweeted that of course there are other innovations, including a new weather app with background images based on current weather. There is also a new music widget and Spotify, pre-installed (and hopefully also improved) in the USA. There is also a weekly calendar view.

Of course, Samsung smartwatch owners get new dial designs. They have new “information boundaries” and will be more adaptable. Finally, mention should also be made of Rich Notification Icons.

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Galaxy Watch 3: Official pictures indicate the launch date

Galaxy Watch 3: Official pictures indicate the launch date

After the first official photos for the press of the future Samsung Galaxy Watch appeared two days ago, more photos are now published. Recent marketing images now also contain a link to the launch date of the wearable.


As with previously leaked images, the latest promotional materials were provided by Evan Blass. In addition to the time, “Wed 22” appears on one of the pictures. Which means Wednesday the 22nd of the month. The 22nd day of the upcoming month of July is also Wednesday.

Release possibly on July 22, 2020

In the past, the dates marked on the marketing images in many cases indicated the release date of the product. It is believed that this also applies to the Galaxy Watch 3. Accordingly, smartwatches should be released on July 22, 2020. The device is offered in two sizes, the case diameter of which is 41 and 45 millimeters, respectively.

Although the smartwatch is actually the direct successor to the original Samsung Galaxy Watch. The device should not appear under the name Galaxy Watch 2 but under the name Galaxy Watch 3. Unlike the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the watch again has a rotating bezel.

It is not yet clear whether the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 or Galaxy Watch 3 will actually be announced on July 22. It is possible that the South Korean electronics manufacturer postponed the date, and the press images that are now appearing are no longer relevant. So far, of course, Samsung has not yet commented on the new smartwatch. The launch date of the event can be officially confirmed in the coming days.

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