Future Samsung Gear devices rumored to run on Wear OS instead of Tizen

Ro, 23 May 2018

The well-known leakster, Evan Blass, just shared that Gear smartwatches running Wear OS were spotted on the wrists of Samsung employees.

All Samsung Gear smartwatches over the past three years run Tizen OS, which is rather functional and offers some nice features that Wear OS lacks.

However, Tizen OS' downside is the number of available apps, where Wear OS has a clear advantage over it. Some may argue, of course, that you don't need as many applications on a smartwatch, but that's beyond the point here.

We are yet to find out if Tizen will remain and be limited to some devices or if Wear OS will replace it completely.

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Best news yet from Samsung! They are moving in the right direction... Because app ecosystem is the most important thing - and Wear OS is improving very fast. most app developers that develop for android can simply adjust their app to support wear, ...

I love my Gear S3, it's beautiful and packed with features. I especially like it because it runs TIZEN. Why are people obsessed with cramming hundreds of useless apps on a watch? Samsung and third party developers provide everything you need from fit...

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Do not twist my opinion. No one here is talking about Samsung not collecting user data. The major difference here is their main source of income is not from ads and mining data. The basic foundation of Tizen OS was not designed with the intention of...