Galaxy Watch 4: Samsung might end up ditching TizenOS altogether for WearOS

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After launching the Galaxy S21 trio earlier this year, Samsung is now looking forward to revealing more premium products. As expected, the company should host its next Galaxy Unpacked in the month of August. Of course, we’re expecting the brand to bring forth the next iteration of wearables. In fact, Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Watch 4.

According to previous rumors, Samsung is planning to replace its TizenOS with WearOS. In fact, the recent development suggests that the company might end up ditching its own software entirely.

Samsung might ditch TizenOS altogether for WearOS with Galaxy Watch 4

We’ve been hearing about the possible replacement of TizenOS with WearOS for quite some time now. In fact, the rumored date backs to 2018 when Samsung decided to switch to the Galaxy moniker instead of Gear. There were a bunch of reports claiming that the company might go with WearOS hence the change in the moniker.

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Earlier this year, we started hearing about the same thing – the replacement of TizenOS with WearOS. The latest development comes straight from Android Police’s Max Weinbach. Max has found the mention of two codenames ‘Fresh’ and ‘Wise’ in the APK teardown of the latest version of Galaxy Wearable. For those who’re unaware, this is not the first time we’re hearing about these codenames. Both the codenames have previously been associated with Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4.

In the APK teardown, Weinbach has also found a new codename ‘water’ which is nothing but a new plugin. The report claims that it acts as a compatibility layer for WearOS. Lastly, a reference to ‘newos’ was also spotted in the APK teardown. All of these when combined seem to be pointing towards a replacement of TizenOS with WearOS in its entirety.

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To recall, the next iteration of Galaxy Watches should come in two sizes namely 40/41mm and 44/45mm. We’re also looking at two connectivity options – Bluetooth and Cellular.

Possible launch timeline for the wearables

If you’re wondering about the possible launch timeline, then considering the previous trends, the wearables should launch sometime in Q2 2021. As we will move closer to the official launch, we should expect to see more concrete information.

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