Samsung Galaxy Gear update introduces Tizen OS

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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