NEW DELHI: It seems so Google and Samsung plan to take over Apple Watch. The company’s annual developer conference, Google, announced that it was merging its Wear the operating system and Samsung Tizen Operating system.
The new version of Google’s wearable software called Wear is expected to be rolled out on existing smartwatches from various companies like Mobvoi, Fossil, and others.
However, this is not the case with Tizen-powered smart watches. Now what happens to Samsung smartwatches running on Tizen OS?
The consumer electronics giant has now confirmed that it will offer 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 and will receive software updates through August 2023.
“At Samsung, we always put our customers at the center of everything we do. That is why we are committed to giving them the best possible smartwatch experience. For customers who already own the Tizen OS-based Galaxy smartwatches, we continue to offer at least three Years of post-product software support, “the company said in an official blog post.
The new wearable software Wear is supported by Android and Google has not yet confirmed the update deadlines for smartwatches. On the other hand, Samsung has not confirmed its plans to completely abolish the Tizen operating system either.
In the future, Wear and Tizen OS will be a single platform. “By working together, we were able to leverage each of the strengths of each and combine them into an experience that delivers faster performance, longer battery life and more of the apps you love for the watch,” Google said in the blog post.