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Samsung says it won’t make Android Wear smartwatches anymore

It has been a while since Samsung released an Android Wear-powered smartwatch. The Gear Live was its first and only smartwatch powered by this platform and even though Google has made significant improvements to Android Wear, Samsung has stuck with its own OS for smartwatches. Samsung has now said that it’s not going to make Android Wear smartwatches anymore.

Samsung executives confirmed today that the company does not have any Android Wear devices in development and neither is it planning to make any in the future. The executives also said that Samsung’s own Tizen OS which is used in almost all of its wearable devices is more battery-efficient than Android Wear. Since Tizen is now becoming Samsung’s standard OS in other smart products like TVs and even refrigerators, it has decided to stick with it for smartwatches as well.

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dmakun
dmakun

Good decision Samsung. Seeing as Google’s android wear 2.0 is largely inspired by Samsung’s Gear s2 tizen OS I don’t see the point in Samsung continuing to support android wear when its very own seems to offer stellar features and an overall balanced user experience. Tizen only needs a few more wearable focused app dev support. Useful apps for watches/wearables and not silly apps that have no place on watcheswatches.

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

I wish my Tizen Gear 2 would get an update like the Gear S2

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

Thats a good decision hopefully we will see tizen for mobile (flagships) phones soon. They could make a cross platform with it which will be realy good and updates will be faster availlable for all phones. Lets hope they can get an great app economy.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Good!