Yesterday, Samsung officially announced the upcoming One UI Watch 4.5 release, which will be available in the third quarter of this year (before the end of September) for the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic as well as being shipped to the new Galaxy Watch5 family when it launched.
Such an announcement is not out of the ordinary in itself, but it’s a little strange that it came right in the middle of Samsung’s public beta testing program for that software. This has been going on for a few weeks now, and today those who are part of the beta have got a new build on their smartwatches.
One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 4 arrived as firmware version ZVG3, with a lot of bug fixes – including force close issues, connection errors between the Galaxy Wearable app and the watch, Sysui crash and more. The dial function, the sleep mode function and the Message app have been “stabilized”, while the Watch Battery app has been “enhanced” in unknown ways. Samsung’s changelog also assures us that “other enhancements are applied” without going into more detail.
The new construction is live in both South Korea and the United States, where the beta test program has been operational. With this round of bug fixes, Samsung will hopefully come closer to a stable release.