The Samsung Galaxy Watch will arrive with Tizen 4.0 on board

The Samsung Galaxy Watch will arrive with Tizen 4.0 on board

Following speculation surrounding which operating system the next generation of Samsung’s rebranded smartwatch lineup would ship with, a report earlier today revealed that it would in fact ship with Tizen. And now, thanks to information obtained by SamMobile, it appears the exact version will be Tizen 4.0 which was first announced last year.

Coinciding with rumors that Samsung has plans to ship the upcoming Galaxy Watch with Bixby pre-installed, Tizen 4.0 includes various new voice control APIs which will ultimately allow the device to compete more directly with rival wearables – the Apple Watch ships with Siri support and new Wear OS devices include the Google Assistant. But, at this moment in time, it’s unclear what other benefits the new OS will bring, although certain performance improvements are likely. Nevertheless, aside from Bixby support, the new Galaxy Watch is also set to include a variety of new fitness-focused features and numerous new healthcare apps. 

In terms of when users can expect Samsung’s new wearable to become available, an announcement is currently rumored to be taking place on August 9 alongside the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 and the brand’s new tablet lineup. Shortly after this, on August 14, pre-orders are set to go live, with shipments eventually following 10 days later on August 24. In terms of pricing, though, details are yet to have been revealed.


source: SamMobile

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10 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"Samsung Galaxy Watch will come with Tizen 4.0 pre-installed" When would an OS not be preinstalled????

7. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've bought PCs with no OS.

10. geordie8t1

Posts: 268; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

There was chatter about android instead, so i huess its just clarification, shame users cant dual boot, would be a fabulous watch then

2. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

It leads me to think they assumed another OS would be installed later?

3. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

I think a lot of us were hoping for android wear to be loaded. Tizen blows.

5. MadArnie

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Nothing wrong with Tizen. I love my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

8. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not in the least. The Gear S line has been the best in the market the last 3 years. Tizen is super smooth and stable.

9. nepalisherpa

Posts: 334; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

At the same time, a lot of us are hoping they stay with Tizen.

4. srgonu

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I hope Gear S3 will get this update if it is any good.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope it’s long term stability is better than Tizen 3.X. Poor update stability, and carryover bugs, are why I sold my S3 classic, and iconix 2018. My Note 8 has been smooth since the D.O.P, the accessories...not so much.

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