We haven't heard much from Huawei about new smartwatches since their original effort was announced at MWC 2015 and released thereafter, but a new report out of China may rekindle that flame in a strange way. A daily paper, JoongAng Ilbo, is reporting that Huawei has been working with none other than Samsung, developer of Tizen, the open-source and Linux-based operating system to bring said OS to their next watch. While proponents of keeping manufacturers from muddying android have applauded Google's efforts to control Android Wear more closely, Manufacturers feel there is a lack of hardware and software design flexibility with the OS. These criticisms are what lead Samsung to move to their Tizen software for the Gear S2, the success of which prompted a follow-up decision on the Gear S3. Sounds logical, even if it's a bit disheartening to Android enthusiasts and Huawei watch fans, right? So why are we labeling this a rumor? According to Android Authority, a Samsung spokesperson has stated that "Samsung has not officially received any request for such collaboration from Huawei yet." Though the word "yet" there may lead you to wonder if there will be collaboration soon or in the future, since Tizen is open-source like Android, a partnership between the two behemoth manufacturers wouldn't be required for Huawei to develop and release a Tizen-based smartwatch. Source: Report: Huawei working on a Tizen OS smartwatch Share your feelings on this possibility in the thread below.