As part of this union, the two companies are merging the Wear OS from Google and the Tizen OS from Samsung to develop a future Wear operating system for smartwatches.
None of the companies shared details about the operating system or the upcoming smartwatches. However, popular tipster Ice Universe has released some important information about the upcoming Galaxy Watch.
Galaxy Active 4: 1. TizenWear OS2. New 5nm processor3. 2D glass (not 2.5D) 4. Narrowed bezel 5. Excellent framework t… https://t.co/vFeb9QFxQs
– Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) 1621415450000
Samsung has already confirmed that its upcoming Galaxy Watch will run on the new operating system. However, the tipster suggests that it still be based on Tizen OS. The smartwatch is also said to be powered by a 5 nm chipset, which is said to offer the wearable better performance and battery life.
Along with this, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is expected to feature 2D glass and a slim bezel design. The smartphone is expected to come with a titanium alloy frame.
Samsung is also expected to keep its rotating bezel design in the Galaxy Watch 4.
Another online report found that Samsung may not include the highly anticipated blood glucose meter feature in its upcoming smartwatch. A report by Korean news outlet MT News revealed that Samsung will not add blood glucose monitoring functionality to the Galaxy Watch 4 series.
Samsung recently confirmed that it will provide software support and updates to current Galaxy Watch owners. In an official blog post, Samsung announced that it will support its Tizen-based Galaxy smartwatches for at least three years.
This three-year period begins with the product launch. For example, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was launched last year so that it would receive software updates through August 2023.