Upcoming Samsung smartwatches could switch out Tizen for Wear OS


Last year's Galaxy Watch 3 used the Tizen OS

For those who are unaware, Samsung uses its in-house Tizen software for some of its products. Most of them are Samsung's smart TVs and smartwatches. But sources claim that the company could be ditching Tizen for its upcoming smartwatches.

According to Engadget, Samsung might consider going to Android for future smartwatches. Specifically, this means switching over to Wear OS for its Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch series. In case you didn't know, Samsung hasn't used Wear OS since its earlier smartwatch models, namely the Galaxy Gear series. If this is true, future Samsung smartwatches should have better compatibility with other Android devices.


Wear OS could provide a better app and system compatibility

In related news, two new models of the Galaxy Watch series were recently spotted with the model numbers SM-R86x and SM-R87x. It's suggested that these are variants of a new Galaxy Watch Active, considering that the Galaxy Watch 3 was already launched last year. This could launch in 2H 2021 along with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.

Of course, there's no guarantee that Samsung will make the shift to Wear OS, so do take the news with a grain of salt. Having said that, what are your thoughts on the Tizen OS? Do you think there's a need to switch to a better OS? Share your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned to TechNave for future updates on this.