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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 is rolling out Tizen 4 to the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches

The rest of the world may have forgotten about smartwatches, but Samsung has not, so far. The company is treating its customers to a new software update as it has begun rolling out Tizen 4 to the Samsung Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Frontier and Gear Sport smartwatches. This new update comes with the version number R760XXU2DSA1/R760OXA2DSA1...

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 Gear S4 may have a bigger battery than the Gear S3 and come in a new gold color

Many people had high hopes on the back of the smartwatch industry with even popular mechanical watchmakers jumping on board to test the waters. Customers interested in smartwatches have had multiple choices when it comes to which platform they went for. Pebble was one of the first, but then Google, Samsung, and even Apple stepped...

Samsung Gear S4 may be in the works with improved S Health features

The smartwatch business is nowhere close to the size of the smartphone market, but the competition is similar. On top of this market is Apple, whose Apple Watch captures a big chunk of the wearable market share. Following Apple are companies like Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin and Huawei. But Samsung has also been in the wearable game...

Samsung’s Gear S3 Value Pack Updates the Classic and the Frontier to Tizen 3.0.0.1 and More

It was recently reported that the top 5 spots of the global wearable market for Q3 2017 included Apple, Xiaomi, Fitbit, Huawei and Samsung. Samsung may have been at the bottom of this list but they still shipped one smartwatch for every 23 Galaxy flagship smartphones during the quarter. Samsung is still more confident in...

Security Researcher Finds 40 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Tizen OS

Samsung, being a large multinational company, makes a lot of products spread across various spheres of life and marketed to diverse segments in a multitude of countries. Over here on XDA-Developers, Samsung is famously known for their Android smartphones and tablets, given they are some of the top contenders for their respective product categories. But that...

Tizen Developers Can Build Apps with Visual Studio in C# Now

Multiple OEMs are working on secondary mobile platforms as a backup plan in case they are unhappy with the direction Google takes Android. We've watched Samsung develop their own open source Tizen platform for a while now, and Huawei has confirmed they are doing something similar as well. To help improve the platform, Samsung has...

Samsung Unveils the Gear S3 Smartwatch at IFA 2016

It's raining smartwatches at IFA 2016. First, ASUS took the wraps off the ZenWatch 3, and now its Samsung's turn to do the same for its smartwatch. Meet the new Samsung Gear S3.With the Gear S3, Samsung took the best parts of the Gear S2 and thankfully, left them largely untouched. So you still have a...

Report: No future for Android Wear in Samsung’s Watches

UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ' "We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms." ' A new report is coming from Fast Company stating that "no...

New Standards: Diving into the 6.0 Compatibility Definition Document

Marshmallow has seen the light of day on most Nexus devices already, but we've yet to see any third-party OEM update their phone to Marshmallow. How exactly will they incorporate Marshmallow's new features into their specific flavors of Android? It's hard to say for sure, but thanks to the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), we can be...