A new update is available for US owners of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, switching the platform from Android over to the Samsung-backed Tizen OS.
Developers present at Samsung’s Tizen conference in Moscow were expecting “market-ready products” and an actual launch date, but all they got were promises.
So you decided to take the plunge and buy a smartwatch. But what’s the best option out there? Sure, Android Wear devices are nice, but that doesn’t mean Samsung’s Tizen Gear line should be ignored, especially if you’re looking for a cheaper ticket to the smartwatch club.
This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4.3 landed, Sony launched the T3 and HTC launched the E8, the Galaxy F supposedly leaked, Apple got everyone talking, Samsung finally released a Tizen phone, Google updated several apps, Asus unleashed a ton of devices, and the Project Tango tablet made us all drool.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
After repeated delays and rumors of the project’s death, today Samsung finally introduced the first smartphone running Tizen. So, is the Samsung Z a threat to Android or is it too little, too late?
Rumors claim Samsung is in negotiations with two companies, in the USA and Korea, to develop virtual machine that would allow Tizen to run Android apps.
How do Android Wear and the new Silver program fit into Samsung’s grand plan for world domination of the consumer electronics market? It looked like a Google vs Samsung battle had been averted a while back, but there could be more trouble on the horizon.
Wearable devices are set to take center stage in the mobile market this year, and Samsung has a trio of smartwatches on offer: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. In this review, we take a look at the Samsung Gear 2.
Samsung exec: Android Wear smartwatch coming this year, Tizen is still not dead, Galaxy S5 is doing great
One of Samsung’s head strategists confirmed that the company would launch an Android Wear smartwatch this year, though Tizen remains a focus both in wearables and in smartphones.
In this week’s Google Play Weekly we talk about porting Android apps to Tizen, a new Chromecast app, the Google Now Launcher, and more Android apps!