Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Tipped to Run Google Wear OS With OneUI on Top, Ditching Tizen

Samsung is said to unveil as many as three smartwatches in the coming months.

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Samsung is working on the next generation of smartwatches under the Galaxy Watch lineup. The Samsung is said to launch as many as three smartwatches under the Galaxy Watch 4 series. These smartwatches are said to carry codenames Wise, Fresh, and Lucky. Wise is said to have a rotating bezel, while the Fresh, and Lucky might have a sporty design element. Now, a new report by Sammobile claims that the upcoming Galaxy Watch series smartwatches will run Google’s WearOS instead of the company’s proprietary TizenOS. This is a big move considering Samsung relied on TizenOS for the first three generations of Galaxy Watches.

Samsung is ditching its own TizenOS for Google’s WearOS!

Sammobile claims that Samsung won’t be using Tizen for the upcoming smartwatches. Samsung, instead, has decided to go with Google’s WearOS. However, Samsung is going to top it with in-house OneUI skin, specifically OneUI 3.x, which will be an entirely new software of One UI for Samsung wearables. This is not the first time we are hearing of such an implementation. Xiaomi Mi Watch, launched back in 2019, boots MIUI For Watch, based on WearOS.

The report also reveals that Samsung will include SmartThings feature on the upcoming smartwatches. Samsung will revamp the entire user interface for ease of use. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series smartwatches will also support a walkie-talkie feature that will let users send short voice messages to their friends right from their wrist.

Recently, a new leak surfaced on the web revealing that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will launch in 42mm and 46mm dial size, while the Watch 4 Active will launch in 40mm and 42mm dial size. The tipster also claimed that these smartwatches will make a debut alongside the Galaxy Fold series devices, sometime next quarter. What are your expectations from the upcoming Galaxy smartwatches? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back while searching for his first smartphone, and started writing about tech recently in 2018. Arpit comes from Mathematics research background and can be found discussing Mathematics when not looking at his phones.