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Samsung’s current watches won’t get Wear OS, but will get years of Tizen updates

Google revealed today that it is working on new updates for Wear OS, in partnership with Samsung. It was also announced that future Galaxy Watches would use Google's Wear OS platform, instead of the Tizen-based software that Samsung has used for its wearables over the past few years. Samsung has now clarified what the transition...

Samsung and Google are rebuilding Wear OS to challenge the Apple Watch

Google's software platform for smartwatches, Wear OS, hasn't received much attention over the past few years. Even though Fossil, Mobvoi, and other manufacturers have continued to release new Wear OS devices, the underlying software has seen few updates recently. Third-party app development has also stalled, especially in comparison to the Apple Watch. Thankfully, all that...

Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly ditch Tizen for Wear OS with custom skin

There have been reports that Samsung is going to release a new Galaxy Watch that runs Wear OS, and a new report has details on what that might look like. Apparently, Samsung’s upcoming wearable will run Android but it will be topped with One UI 3. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Watch 4 will run Wear...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will allegedly run Wear OS but lack rumored feature

Samsung will reportedly ditch its Tizen platform in favor of Wear OS when the Galaxy Watch 4 launches later this year. The latest report appears to confirm an earlier report from Samsung insider Ice Universe, who said as much back in February. According to a report from Korean news out MT (via FrontTron on Twitter), Samsung is...

Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch could run Android instead of Tizen OS

It’s been several years since Samsung released a smartwatch running Android. You have to go all the way back to 2014 when the original Gear Live launched to find a Samsung wearable equipped with Google’s Android Wear (now known as Wear OS). Since then, the company has used its in-house Tizen platform, but a new...

Hands-on: Tizen 4 on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets a revamped UI and better Bixby in the latest update

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is one of the best smartwatches for all Android phones. It's got great compatibility, design, battery life, and is very light. Depending on your point of view, one of the best things about it is it's not running Google's Wear OS. The Galaxy Watch Active is running Tizen 4, and...

Here are the specifications of Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch

Unlike smartphones, Android isn't the dominant OS for smartwatches. According to Statista, Apple sells the most smartwatches out of any vendor, but Samsung has a respectable market share with their Tizen OS-based smartwatches. Their latest model, the Samsung Galaxy Watch, was launched in the middle of 2018. Since then, we've heard rumors that Samsung is preparing...

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) is official with Tizen OS and LTE support

Samsung has had a busy day so far. They finally made the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 official, along with Fortnite for Android. Next up on the list is the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This is the device that first popped up as the Gear S4, but was then rebranded as the Galaxy Watch. Samsung is moving...

42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch in Rose Gold appears on Samsung’s site

Samsung devices have been popping up a lot in leaks and rumors recently. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been the subject of multiple reports. We've seen it in four different colors, heard about the new Bluetooth S Pen features, and spotted a wireless charger accessory. The wireless charger was interesting because it can charge a...

Samsung Galaxy Watch will run Tizen 4.0, launch alongside Galaxy Note 9

When Google dove head first into the smartwatch market there were many who became incredibly enthusiastic at the future possibilities. We had companies like LG, Motorola, Huawei, Samsung, and others, eager to release their first Android Wear smartwatch. Over time, progress in the market seemed to have plateaued and this resulted in many companies backing...

Samsung Galaxy Watch (likely Gear S4) name confirmed, coming with Bixby support

Samsung's line of Gear smartwatches has long been rumored to be incorporated under the Samsung Galaxy name. We've seen known Chinese leaker Ice Universe state that the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 will actually be branded the Samsung Galaxy Watch, and a new report from SamMobile corroborates those findings.  The logo for the Samsung Galaxy Watch...

Samsung Gear S4 may be called “Galaxy Watch” and run Wear OS

Samsung gave what was then called Android Wear (now Wear OS) a shot back in 2014 with the Samsung Gear Live. Since then they have focused on their own Tizen OS for Gear smartwatches. Infamous Twitter leaker Ice Universe is now reporting that Samsung is coming back to Google's smartwatch OS with a device simply...