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Samsung Gear S4 Smartwatch May Run Wear OS, Not Tizen

Posted On: May 21, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

According to a recent rumor passed along by industry insider on Chinese social platform Weibo, Samsung may have teamed up with Google for the development of a Wear OS-enabled smartwatch, and the wearable in question is none other than the upcoming Samsung Gear S4. Additionally, the source claims that the Gear S4 will hit the market under a different moniker, namely the “Galaxy Watch,” which was trademarked with the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month alongside the Galaxy Fit moniker, though Samsung already secured the same trademarks over half a decade ago.
The new rumor indicates Samsung is doing a U-turn with its Gear wearables this year and could make a comeback to Google's operating system for wearables. However, while the Samsung Gear S4 or the so-called Galaxy Watch could end up running Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, this isn't necessarily an indication that the South Korean tech giant intends on abandoning its own software platform Tizen altogether. There have been...

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