The Samsung Gear Fit wearable is powered by neither Android, nor Tizen – enter the RTOS
posted by Peter K. / Mar 26, 2014, 10:08 AM
Samsung's RTOS is a simple platform, which processes data significantly faster than other, more complex operating systems. Although RTOS can run on ”limited computing hardware”, it still comes with multitasking capabilities and supports task priorities. Thanks to its simplicity, Samsung's wearable platform allows the Gear Fit to squeeze out even more battery life than its peers, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo.
The simplicity of RTOS does not allow developers to create 3rd party apps for the Gear Fit. Still, this might prove to be good for users, as the health-centric Gear Fit wearable will most probably provide them with more accurate data and feedback.
Samsung is not the only manufacturer to turn its head away from Android – Sony is also developing its own mobile platform for the Sony SmartWatch 2 and the Sony SmartBand.
Be sure to check out our hands-on of the Samsung Gear Fit here.
source: Samsung, CNET via SamMobile
Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 10:16 AM 6
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You beat me to it!
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 12:15 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 10:18 AM 0
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Samsung does sell laptops and even phones that run Windows 8.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 10:49 AM 5
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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?
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 12:24 PM 3
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