The Samsung Gear Fit wearable is powered by neither Android, nor Tizen – enter the RTOS
0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2014, 10:08 posted on
The Gear Fit, one of the several hot wearables that Samsung announced at MWC in Barcelona, won't be running the company's homebrewed platform, Tizen. It won't be running Android, either. On the contrary, the wearable is powered by RTOS (Real Time OS) – a simple platform, also developed by the South Korean company itself...
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1. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
RTOS is not the *name* of the software. This is a type of software used in various embedded systems. The main difference being "determinism". Time constraint to perform the functions is of critical importance in a RTOS.
Even QNX (from Blackberry) is a type of RTOS.
6. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
You're welcome to add anything to this. Sharing knowledge is cool!
2. pwnarena (Posts: 974; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
if they gave it full android, who knows how long the battery will last.
3. grahaman27 (Posts: 349; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
modified android, Tizen, RTOS, android wear... lol samsung you try to do everything.
the only thing missing is windows 8, I would seriously bet that samsung will try it as well.
4. pocketbook (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Samsung does sell laptops and even phones that run Windows 8.
7. DnB925Art (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Samsung is OS agnostic. They run just about everything, from Win 8 to Android. That's why I always laugh when I see people say that they will leave Android and do Tizen. Why should they when they can do them all?
12. grahaman27 (Posts: 349; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
But do they need to have 30 OSes for smartwatches?
9. H3Drvr (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
"Ultra" proprietary OS? I definitely like the form factor but using non-standard/pop OS..wonder if this will be a one hit wonder since no 3rd party dev support.
10. nlbates66 (Posts: 314; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
wonder if this is also using Nucleus RTOS kernel, like the Samsung Jet S8000 used, as well as the Samsung Wave S8500 running Bada OS...
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Such a "simple" article and yet it was such a pain to get all the way through.
Simply put... PhoneArena, get an editor!!!