The new Samsung watches could come with Android (Wear OS)

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Samsung has been using its Tizen platform for its Galaxy Watch smartwatches, which has allowed the company to have full control of the software experience. However, the catalog of available applications is not the widest. Perhaps that’s one of the main reasons Samsung might have decided to ditch Tizen and make Android smartwatches. We’ve been hearing rumors for a while that Samsung is going to replace Tizen with Android (Wear OS) in its next smartwatches, and now @UniverseIce has confirmed it. Tizen’s third-party app support is not up to par with Wear OS. A new Galaxy Watch with Wear OS would be more useful for users. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about a possible switch from Tizen to Android for Samsung watches. Similar rumors surfaced in 2018 when Samsung rebranded its smartwatches from ‘Gear’ to ‘Galaxy’. Samsung made Android smartwatches back in the day and they were part of the Galaxy brand. However, the company switched to Tizen in 2014 with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Both were released six months after the Galaxy Gear and both were powered by Tizen instead of Android. The company has traditionally used the Galaxy brand for Android devices. However, the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Watch Active 2, and the Galaxy Watch 3 work with Tizen. A Galaxy Watch with Wear OS would be quite different from what we are used to. The user interface would be different, as would the functions. Google does not allow manufacturers to make major changes to Wear OS, so it is very possible that some Samsung features, such as Bixby, will be removed.

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