Samsung Switches to Tizen For New Galaxy Gear

Samsung on Sunday, ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, unveiled the two successors to its Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

The big surprise is that the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will switch from Android to Samsung’s own Tizen platform.

“Samsung continues to lead innovation in the wearable market by creating devices that are completely integrated into the lives of consumers through extended connectivity features, stylish customization options and a robust application ecosystem,” JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics, said as part of the announcement.

“With the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, we have enhanced everything consumers love about the Gear to offer unparalleled smart freedom in their everyday life.”

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