Samsung May Finally Use Android in Smartwatches Ditching Tizen OS

Samsung has been using Tizen on the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active series.

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This is not the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Image used for representation.
This is not the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Image used for representation.

Samsung could soon launch a new smartwatch. Details about the smartwatch’s model name or number are unknown at the moment. However, tipster Ice Universe has revealed some details about the software. The tipster claims that Samsung will ditch its custom Tizen OS in its upcoming smartwatch. The company will instead use Android OS on its upcoming smartwatch. It has been using Tizen on the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active series. The company could switch to the more-widely used WearOS. It is a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. As of now, it is unknown which Samsung smartwatch will come with an Android operating system. 

Samsung to replace its Tizen OS for Google’s Android for its upcoming smartwatch 

Samsung is tipped to launch a new smartwatch soon. Details about the name or model number are scarce at the moment. A new leak, however, claims that the upcoming smartwatch will come with Android instead of Tizen.

The new leak comes from tipster Ice Universe. The tipster claims that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch will use Android instead of Tizen. Google already has a dedicated operating system for smartwatches and wearables based on Android called WearOS.

The tipster did not reveal the name or model number of the smartwatch. The company launched the Galaxy Watch 3 in August 2020. It is possible that Samsung could update the Galaxy Watch Active 2 later this year. There is no word on the Galaxy Watch Active 3 launch at the moment.

This is all the information we have on the upcoming smartwatch from the South Korean tech giant. We will share more details as and when more information is available. The company is yet to make an announcement on its upcoming smartwatch or wearable. 

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