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Samsung Galaxy Gear refresh may switch to Tizen

0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2014, 17:02 posted on

When we first saw this story, we assumed we would be immediately filing it under the "very unlikely" heading, but it does come from a fairly reputable source. According to USA Today, the updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch that is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week will be trading in Android in favor of Samsung's own Tizen...

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posted on 18 Feb 2014, 17:29

1. cleat-glitch (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


they should...have both

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 17:31

2. cleat-glitch (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


theres no watch maker with one watch model

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 19:58

3. willard12 (Posts: 817; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So, they are going to "unpack" the Galaxy S5 running the latest version of Android alongside a watch that is incompatible with it. Then, they are going to try to sell Tizen Watches knowing that it will soon have to compete against the iwatch. This is similar to the "confirmed" 10 hours of battery life articles before in the Gear's first generation was released From this article, I wonder which aspect or feature is obviously not ready for a scaled down version of android? Lots of critics speak in platitudes while never naming specific complaints.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 21:15

4. oister85 (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I thought that Google and Samsung got into a agreement about Samsung forgetting about tizen, and Google selling Motorola.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 22:07 1

5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


It wasn't really about forgetting tizen as much as it was about toning down touchwiz

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