New Samsung smartwatch with round display might be announced at MWC 2015, Android Wear not in sight
posted by Florin T. / Jan 08, 2015, 9:41 AM
According to SamMobile, Samsung’s round-faced smartwatch may have the model number SM-R720, currently being codenamed Orbis. Interestingly, the device will not run Android Wear, instead being based on Tizen OS (just like Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the curved Gear S). It’s not the first time we’re hearing about a Samsung-made round smartwatch, with rumors about this being around since last summer.
It’s said that Samsung plans to unveil the Orbis smartwatch at MWC 2015 (2 - 5 March). Details about its features, price, and launch are not available yet, but we do hope to hear more on this soon.
What do you think, is the idea of a round Samsung smartwatch appealing? And is Samsung doing the right thing by going with Tizen instead of Android Wear for this new device?
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Tizen os is a must as the android wear is too primitive and laggy, not to mention poor battery life. I think that both sammy and lg do the right thing by investing in their own systems.
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 9:46 AM 11
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Considering that Android Wear is a full blown OS which started out as 4.4W KitKat and is now running lollipop (5.0.1). Android Wear can listen to voice actions and commands, reply to text messages, emails, Facebook, BBM, Evernote, keep and more using nothing but your voice. I can pay for coffees using my Android Wear watch. Do quick searches, check sports, weather, news, stocks, play games. You can play Doom, even gameboy games and some play station games. With the latest updates you can install and listen to music directly from the Android Wear watch (via Bluetooth). You don't even have to have your phone with you. You can also lock/unlock doors, start cars, and the list keeps growing. So when you said Android Wear is primitive and laggy. Then all you did was show the world how ignorant you really are, and that you are devoid of any facts.
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 11:25 AM 8
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Android Wear not in watch == Samsung watch not on wrist.
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 10:16 AM 3
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It's funny how round watches are now a dime a dozen.
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 11:27 AM 0
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Somehow I'm afraid that Samsung will manage to mess up again design; they have presented already at least 5 smartwatches (Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Live, Gear S) and still they all look more gadgets than timepieces. And LG got it right already with their second effort (G Watch R). Motorola even with their first effort...
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 1:01 PM 1
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