Rumor: Samsung Dropping Tizen?

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  1. danDroid

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    There have been a handful of rumors noting that Samsung will be switching its smartwatch software from Tizen to Google's Wear OS for its next gen watch. A new leak has added a little more creditability to that rumor.

    According to trusted Twitter leaker @Evleaks (Evan Blass) Samsung employees have now been spotted wearing smartwatches that are running Wear OS software rather than Tizen.

    Source: Evan Blass on Twitter
     
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    that is an interesting rumor. I have the Gear 2 with tizen and no problems. I really do not see the big deal with apps since the screen is just too small for most things so there goes the advantage the wear OS may have. as long as I get my notifications and able to read the time, I am happy
     
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    I have actually been happy with Tizen on my S3 Frontier. I was put off by Tizen in the past but really wanted this watch. I wonder if that means they will potentially roll out Gear OS for the Older devices.
     
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    I hope they don't. I am still relearning tizen after their last major update back in March :)
     
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    Love my Gear Sport but it would be nice to have a watch that works with any texting app. I miss Textra.
     
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    Great news. I keep finding more and more handy apps on WearOS. Samsung was a non-starter for me with Tizen.

    Although I'm not sure what else I would need my watch to do (that actually works, like measuring oxygen in the blood) that my Huawei Watch 2 doesn't already do.

    The future of chip implants to monitor health would be more convenient synced to a watch, but a phone would generally work almost as well.
     
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    I think this will be a Great thing!!!
     
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    I've never actually had much hands on with a Tizen watch, but I'm a fan of Wear OS. Samsung makes some great hardware, but I've never been interested in their proprietary software.

    Count me among those who think this would be a great thing.
     
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    unless you are into a lot of apps, it really does not make a difference if it is tizen or wear os.
     
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    There are literally 2 apps I need - one for working out and one for my smart lock - and I'm almost certain neither is available on Tizen. And I'll use Android Pay occasionally. And I really like Watchmaker - got to design watchfaces that make me actually like and enjoy wearing my watch. So basically buying the Gear watches is not an option, at all.

    Interesting that a tech giant with all its resources tried to compete with Google, and appears to finally be conceding defeat. But Google isn't a monopoly or anything like that.
     
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    I wonder if Wear OS has support for the click wheel on Gear watches? That thing is a staple- truly the most useful feature on a smart watch, I barely use the touch screen
     
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    I definitely like that feature. But TBH, I rarely need to use the touch screen to swipe or scroll. One button on my watch launches one app, and 4 hot spots on my watchface launch the 4 others I routinely use.

    Basically I'm using my watch as a watch, with a couple "smart home" features and a few useful apps.
     
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