Samsung appears ready to ditch its own Tizen operating system in favor of Google’s Wear OS for its forthcoming smartwatches, according to a new report from SamMobile. The business reportedly has as many as three smartwatches on how shortly, including one using a rotating bezel, and two others with sportier layouts.
Although Samsung’s smartwatches are usually recommended as the best choices for Android mobile users, the business has chosen for its Tizen functioning system over Google’s Wear OS. But rumors of the company’s upcoming switch to Wear OS have been circulating for a few weeks now. Back in February, leaker IceUniverse said its new watch would make the change from Tizen, and in March, XDA Developers reported on mentions of”WearOS” found in the Galaxy S20’s source code along with the codename of an unreleased device.
Samsung will reportedly pair a new variant of One UI with Wear OS so that its new watches are consistent with previous Tizen models, SamMobile notes. Other new features include a walkie-talkie attribute very similar to what the Apple Watch offers as well as new SmartThings attributes for Samsung’s smart house ecosystem.
As among those largest smartwatch alternatives to Apple, Samsung switching to Wear OS would be a huge deal for Google’s platform. It might potentially bring a lot more users to Wear OS, which might give programmers more of a bonus to construct programs for it and address among those long-standing criticisms of the platform. But this is only one