Google, Samsung announce partners Wear OS and Tizen Merger

Smartwatch Operating System Wear OS & Tizen Merger

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Google and Samsung said they are working on a joint software platform for smartwatches and other wearable devices to strengthen competition with market leader Apple. Which has roughly a third of the global market.

Wear OS and Tizen will be merged into a new unified platform called Wear. According to the manufacturers, the joint software platform will increase the battery life of supported devices, increase energy efficiency, reduce application load times by 30% and improve navigation between applications and the smoothness of interface animations.

In addition, it will be possible to download music from Spotify for offline listening. Google also promises to make it as easy as possible for manufacturers to develop new devices and for developers to release applications.

The first devices based on the unified Wear OS will be the next generation of Galaxy Watch 4 and premium Fitbit devices. In addition, Samsung has indirectly made it clear that previous wearables, the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch, and other older Galaxy smartwatches will continue to run on the Tizen platform.

However, the South Korean manufacturer has confirmed that all Tizen-based smartwatches will receive at least three years of software support starting from the device's release date. Unfortunately, Samsung has not yet presented a roadmap for the release of updates for different watch models.

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