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According to the latest rumor from Sammy-land, the Korean manufacturer is planning to introduce a round-faced smartwatch at Mobile World Congress in February of 2015. The device will reportedly have the model number SM-R720 and the codename Orbis.
What's particularly interesting about this smartwatch from Samsung is that the company is continuing their tradition of using their own Tizen OS instead of Android Wear. Here's a quote with more of the details,
LG launched its own round-dial version of the G Watch, aka the G Watch R (emphasis on R). The upcoming Samsung smartwatch we talk about gets some R-love too, which is perhaps why it’ll be called ‘SM-R720′, with a codename ‘Orbis’ for reference. In the past, we’ve broken news about a ring operated design that Samsung was working on, which is probably also what will feature on the Orbis. So, this new round Gear smartwatch is going to be quite a departure from the usual Galaxy gear fanfare, thanks to the (obvious) round design, and the OS: it’ll come with Tizen out of the box.
What do you think of Samsung's continued choice of skipping Android Wear to use Tizen instead?