I’m making an attempt to think about the final time Samsung used the Android platform for a smartwatch. Give me a second. Was it actually the unique Gear Reside? That watch launched in 2014, being one of many very first Android Put on units. Since then, the corporate has been utilizing its in-house Tizen platform for wearables. Based on the most recent intel from a trusted Samsung insider, issues are about to alter.
Detailed by @UniverseIce on Twitter, Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch will use “Android” — we assume Put on OS — to exchange Tizen because the OS. That is an all fingers on deck form of transfer, individuals. Contemplating Put on OS is what some might argue to be a lifeless platform (editor’s notice: I actually make this argument each week on our podcast), seeing adoption from a really small quantity of system makers, Fossil being one in all them, Samsung might breathe an enormous quantity of life into Google’s wearable OS.
However, why? Most Tizen customers I converse to like their Galaxy Watch units and have hardly any complaints concerning the OS. Why would Samsung ditch it for Google’s platform? It makes zero sense to me on this second. Heck, the Snapdragon Put on 4100 chipset was introduced what seems like eternally in the past and we’re nonetheless ready on watch makers in addition to Mobvoi to make use of the rattling factor. Regardless, if this data is correct, it’s big information and we’ll replace you after we study extra.
What do you suppose, Tizen customers? Will this transfer chap your behind or are you down with a return to Put on OS?
Samsung’s new watch will use Android to exchange Tizen.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2021