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Samsung Galaxy Gear update introduces Tizen OS

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung has turned its back on Android, releasing a new Samsung Galaxy Gear update which sees the smartwatch converted to the Tizen platform.

Having already released the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo earlier this year with Tizen on board as standard, the Korean manufacturer is converting its original smartwatch offering away from its former Android foundations.

Rolling out now as software update version 2.2.0, the patch sees the Galaxy Gear’s OS completely replaced, although SamMobile has reported users will see little visual difference.

Bringing the now aging Galaxy Gear closer in line with its replacements, the update sees the watch adopt all of the none-hardware limited features of the newer models.

Although Samsung has opted to take its wearable lines don the Tizen route, the company appears to be going against the grain of the competition.

Back in March Google announced its new Android Wear platform – a wearable specific take on the Android OS.

Despite no Android Wear devices currently being on the market, the OS is already causing waves, with the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto G both having been confirmed for launch later this year with the innovative software.

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