Samsung Introducing An Android Wear Smartwatch Later In The Year


Samsung dropped Android and switched to Tizen for the second version of its Gear smartwatch which went on sale last week, and the company wants its Gear smartwatches eventually to become compatible with all Android-based smartphones built by other companies, which will put Tizen directly up against Android.

Even so, Samsung plans to introduce Android-based smartwatch later this year, Yoon said.

So, Samsung will soon have three different smartwatches on sale running three different operating systems. I think many would agree this isn’t ideal. As Vlad Slavov comments so eloquently, Samsung is “simultaneously supporting and competing with Android”.