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Samsung rumoured to ditch Tizen for Android on future smartwatches

By Cookie Monster - on 22 Feb 2021, 12:00am

Samsung rumoured to ditch Tizen for Android on future smartwatches

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

Samsung has been using Tizen OS for its smartwatches since 2014. However, this could change in the coming months. 

According to reliable tipster @UniverseIce, Samsung's next smartwatch will use Android instead of Tizen OS. This could mean that Samsung is considering Google's Wear OS or a new UI based on Android. Taking into account its Galaxy devices run Android, it makes sense for Samsung to switch to Wear OS or a custom version of Android for full compatibility.

The latest development comes months after Reuters reported that Google was discussing a deal with Samsung to drop Bixby on Galaxy devices. Both companies were reportedly negotiating a global revenue-sharing deal where Samsung will drop its own apps and services. 

Source: @UniverseIce via Android Police

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