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Older Samsung Galaxy Watch models should move to Tizen from Android

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Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Gear

The Galaxy Watch 4 will be unveiled very soon. We’re almost certain that it will be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. A new pair of Galaxy Buds may also be unveiled. As for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the new series of smart watches will now run on Wear OS. The good news was announced recently. Google’s Wear OS has been updated as a unified platform with Samsung’s Tizen. Even earlier, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was rumored to have Wear OS.

The next-gen Galaxy Watch 4 will come with Wear OS with the One UI Watch. Samsung is returning to the Android-based portable operating system. Expect the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Active to use Wear OS.

Don’t expect to see the Tizen operating system running, but some features may be available. Google and Samsung worked together on the new version of Wear OS. Unfortunately for the older Galaxy Watch models, they will not be updated to get the new Wear OS.

Even older watches that run on custom Android won’t get Wear OS. Instead, Samsung is encouraging Galaxy Gear owners to switch to Tizen. The Gear watch received an update from Tizen. If you do, you will be able to get and download apps from the Galaxy Store. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the available applications.

Galaxy Store compatibility on the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be discontinued before August 5. You can upgrade to Tizen or maybe just wait for the new Galaxy Watch 4. This may seem like an inconvenience, but the smartwatch can already be considered old since its launch in 2013. We think it already served its purpose.