Samsung may be making an Android Wear smartwatch

Ivan, 19 February 2021

A controversial new rumor has been shared by typically reliable tipster Ice universe that Samsung's next watch will replace Tizen with Android. This isn't the first time we're hearing of Samsung using Android Wear OS in place of Tizen - Evan Blass reported Samsung employees using Wear OS watches back in 2018.

But all the watches that have come from Samsung since have been Tizen-powered and the consensus has been that they're better than their Android counterparts. So we are seriously doubting that Samsung is working to replace its successful Tizen OS for Wear OS.

Perhaps Samsung is just looking to branch out and possibly come out with a Wear OS-powered smartwatch alongside its Galaxy Watch3 line of Tizen wearables.

The last Samsung smartwatch running Android was the Gear Live way back in 2014. A clear early-days-of-smartwatches device right there.


Reader comments

  • BChau
  • 21 Feb 2021
  • bJC

The only missing apps for these smart watches are (1) the remote monitoring of the security home camera and (2) the unlocking of the digital door lock. The built-in apps pretty much do everything I want from a smartwatch already.

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 804

who can get excited for this? Let's be real here, the smartwatches are still so incredibly unusable. i bEg To dIfFer, JuSt lOoK aT thE PrOceSS oh god they are so bad

  • AnonD-940827
  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 8pQ

Sample at it again... Perfect proof on how much Samsung wants to be apple. They should rename themselves to sample.!

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