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Samsung is only ditching Tizen for its smartwatches and not its TVs

Samsung's Tizen operating system took a wild turn. At Google I/O 2021, Google announced that the next update of Wear OS was made in collaboration with Samsung. This collaboration signified that Samsung would have a central role in developing the next version of Wear OS, bringing several of their services and features over, while also...

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...

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...