Samsung Galaxy Gear to get an update to Tizen: Video

Posted on May 14 2014 - 3:00pm by Valerie Richardson

Galaxy Gear Tizen

With the arrival of the two new Gear smartwatches, the general consensus was that the original Galaxy Gear which broke cover in September last year would become obsolete. However, some reports have indicated that Samsung might be drawing the smartwatch towards Tizen by providing an update. This has now been confirmed with an unofficial video popping up courtesy of Sam Mobile, explaining how exactly this would work on Samsung’s 2013 smartwatch.

The arrival of Tizen for the Galaxy Gear will mean that all the existing apps on the smartwatch will have to be ported by the developers using the Tizen SDK. But thanks to the apps already available on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit, that shouldn’t be much of a concern.

The UI won’t be a whole lot different, as Samsung hasn’t made a lot of changes in this area with the new Tizen smartwatches. But features like a sleep tracker are said to be on board with this new update which will breathe a new life into the Galaxy Gear. There’s no word on when this update could go live, but we might not have to wait long given that Samsung is already offering previews.

Via: Sam Mobile

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