Samsung Drops Android For Tizen In New Gear 2 Smartwatches







” A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original’s look, but make a number of substantial alterations as well. The disappearance of the Galaxy branding is indicative of the biggest change: Android has been replaced by Tizen as the operating system on Samsung’s smartwatches.”




” The Korean company doesn’t detail why it’s making the switch — nor what it will mean for app compatibility between the first- and second-generation platforms — but it does say that the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be compatible with “dozens” of Samsung devices right from launch. “


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