Samsung is indeed working on a Wear OS smartwatch, new evidence suggest

Ro, 03 March 2021

A couple of weeks ago, a renowned Samsung tipster said that Samsung is working on a Wear OS-powered smartwatch and will be ditching Tizen OS. And while we can't say that the latter is for sure, the former seems to be further backed by stronger evidence.

Samsung is indeed working on a Wear OS smartwatch, new evidence suggest

In a Galaxy S20 kernel source code teardown, an XDA developer found that there's a device codenamed "Merlot" and it's associated with Google's Wear OS. The device has been mentioned even alongside the already released Galaxy Watch3 with code name "Noblesse".

As of now, information is pretty scarce, but we hope to see some more evidence soon to paint a fuller picture. We are mostly curios whether Samsung will transition to Wear OS or it will develop smart wearables with Google's OS alongside its Tizen OS portfolio.



Reader comments

  • Jay
  • 29 Mar 2021
  • sG$

Yes I am wondering this too 😶

  • Froggy1952
  • 08 Mar 2021
  • jsF

I hope samsung moves to the wear os. I choose a tic watch over the samsung becau. Would love to test of that. Plus I am a pre diabetic. If the wear os is used, I will be the first to purchase

  • Anonymous
  • 05 Mar 2021
  • gJM

To me all depends of what they'll be willing to bring from their current apps / ui into Android wear. Had both experiences- wearOS and Tizen GearOS and in the end despite a few pros to the wearOS i decided to have my 4th smartwatch with tizen. I...

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