Samsung may be making a big change that will make loyal fans and most of the Android community happy. Wearables of the future, specifically smartwatches, from the South Korean tech giant will soon be able to run Android instead of Tizen. For years, the company has been using Tizen OS for its smartwatches. Samsung was previously believed to be considering Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), but only to stick with Tizen. Perhaps the portable platform was not ready then for consideration by Samsung.
The information was from one of our prolific favorite leakers from the ice universe (@IceUniverse) who said “Samsung’s new watch will use Android to replace Tizen.” The replacement of Tizen by Android’s own wearable platform, Wear OS, seems like a natural progression, but some people may say that Tizen is better than Android.
WearOS on Galaxy Watch
A Galaxy Watch running on Wear OS will only make work easier on the core Android ecosystem. This will mean easier integration and connectivity between a smartwatch and any Android OS device. In 2018, we remembered that we learned about the Samsung Gear S4 Wear operating system and we thought it was time for Tizen to retire.
Samsung could also offer two variants: a Tizen Galaxy Watch and a Use OS Samsung Galaxy Watch. That is just one possibility. If you recall, Samsung was already using an Android smartwatch during the early days of wearables. The Samsung Gear Live released in 2014 ran Android Wear.
Samsung hasn’t really done its best when it comes to wearable devices. Tizen OS usage has limits, but maybe when it’s Wear OS, Galaxy smartwatches will be able to work with more Android devices and apps. Let’s wait and see.