When Google worked with Samsung, the Wear OS got a lot better. It appears that the business intends to further enhance Wear OS. It has bought KoruLab, a Finnish company that makes user interfaces for low-power devices like wearables and IoTs that work well even with limited resources and use very little power, such as smartwatches.
Remarking on this situation, the Country Director of Google Finland, Antti Järvinen, said, “the present declaration fortifies Google’s obligation to Finland and takes our Wear operating system stage forward with the assistance of Koru’s one-of-a-kind low-power UI skill.” Google appears to be using KoruLab’s expertise to make Wear OS run on fewer resources and use less power. Wear OS smartwatches may be able to perform more efficiently and have significantly longer battery life with this enhancement.
Google is moving in that direction one step further right now.
Koru could significantly extend the battery life of Wear OS smartwatches. Koru is “a declarative Graphical UI Framework providing design freedom even on a limited microcontroller-based hardware,” as defined by KoruLab. The company claims that the technology is extremely energy-efficient, and the following are some of its features:
The library is only 128 kB in size and supports a wide range of operating systems, from RTOS to Linux. Microcontrollers based on Cortex M4, produce graphics at 60 frames per second.
With only 128 kB of RAM, the system can sleep 98% of the time and update a clock every second, making it extremely efficient.
One of our pillars is energy efficiency. We can do a full powerup-update screen-rest cycle in 20 ms. We can boot the system from the off in 500 milliseconds. With Koru, seven days of battery duration is feasible.
Wide support for the OS Kernel: Linux, RTOS, Android, and NetBSD. Framebuffer, Open VG, and OpenGL ES are supported by the wide graphics engine. Complete native integration with the Chrom-ART 2D hardware accelerator from ST Microelectronics.
All 30 KoruLab employees are currently moving to Google. Christian Lindholm, who previously worked for Nokia, is the company’s founder. Anssi Vanjoki, who reportedly had a long-term influence on Nokia’s board, is the chairman of the KoruLab board.
KoruLab previously customized its solution for NXP Semiconductors, a chip manufacturing company, in collaboration with the two parties. KoruLab’s impressive track record should help it advance Wear OS and the smartwatches that use it. World News Spot