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Samsung Galaxy Gear Update Switches Android to Tizen

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Update Switches Android to Tizen

News Paul Briden thirteen:eleven, 2 Jun 2014

Samsung is updating the Galaxy Gear, changing Android with Tizen

Samsung has issued an replace for its first-gen Galaxy Gear smartwatch which can see it change from Android to the corporate's personal working system, Tizen.

The transfer comes after Samsung launched its vary of second-gen wearables earlier this yr, together with the Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo. Every of these units dropped the Galaxy identify and shipped with Tizen relatively than Android, so Samsung is now bringing its older mannequin in-line with the brand new releases.

For those who're a Galaxy Gear proprietor, you do not have to fret concerning the smartwatch's compatibility together with your Samsung Galaxy telephone, nevertheless, as Samsung has engineered Tizen aboard the Gear 2 et al to be suitable with its Android-powered telephones. This could subsequently keep on to the replace for the Galaxy Gear.

Nevertheless, the replace will wipe any knowledge you could have saved on the Galaxy Gear, so in case you have something essential make sure to again it up.

Samsung isn't issuing the replace over-the-air at current, which means it's a must to plug the system into a pc with Samsung's Kies software program put in.

In response to SamMobile, the model 2.2.zero replace improves the Galaxy Gear's battery life, efficiency, and voice instructions. One other added function is the watch will perform as a music participant and you may retailer music on the gadget fairly than counting on a paired telephone.

Whereas the replace will introduce most of the new Gear 2's options to the older mannequin, there are some options that are hardware-based mostly and haven't made the leap, comparable to the guts price monitor. The replace may make some third-celebration apps incompatible.

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