The Google Phone app for Wear OS is getting a redesign just in time for the Pixel Watch

Google’s Wear OS revival comes to a head with the launch of the company’s own Pixel Watch, and with the boost that has come from the success of the Galaxy Watch, Wear OS has seen a lot more interest when it comes to apps. Today, Google released a redesigned version of its Phone app for Wear OS.

The redesigned Google Phone app for Wear OS, now rolling out via the Play Store, brings the same interface we’ve seen in many of the recent Pixel Watch leaks, specifically the ones we’ve seen through retailers.

Related: Pixel Watch: All the last minute leaks [Video]

Well, anything new?

Like many of Google’s other redesigned Wear OS apps, including the Play Store, Google Phone now has rounded UI elements for each section, as well as a title at the top of the screen for the section you’re currently on. The time of day is also displayed at the top of the user interface, curved to match the clock itself.

Sections in the Google Phone app for Wear OS include favorite contacts, recent calls, your full contact list, a keyboard, and voicemail. Incoming calls have a simple appearance with “end call” and a mute button when a call is in progress. Before answering a call, you can also scroll down to see quick replies to the caller.

We were able to install the redesign on the Galaxy Watch 5, but it seems safe to assume that this redesign won’t be exclusive to Wear OS 3, as this is the same app installed on existing Wear OS smartwatches.

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