Seen on the wrists of Samsung employees: Gear watches running not Tizen, but Wear OS

According to a recent report, Samsung is apparently working on a smartwatch powered by Google’s WearOS, formerly known as Android Wear.

A new report has added more credence to those previous report. According to trusted leaker Evan Blass, Samsung employees have now been spotted wearing smartwatches that are running Wear OS software rather than Tizen. Evan Blass didn’t reveal any details on who spotted the smartwatches, where it was, or when.

If the information turns out to be true, the Galaxy Watch (or Gear S4) might be Samsung’s first WearOS-powered smartwatch.

Samsung previously used Android Wear software for its first smartwatch in 2013, but it soon switched to Tizen OS for future generations including last year’s Samsung Gear Sport.

We’ve been hearing that Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch may not even be called the Gear S4. Instead, it could simply be called as the Galaxy Watch.

Samsung recently trademark applications for “Galaxy Watch’ and “Galaxy Fit” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This suggests the company might be thinking to drop the “Gear” brand for its wearables.



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