Samsung has announced early Sunday the release of its Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch and the big news is that it will be powered by a Samsung backed operating system named Tizen.
This is quite a big move considering that Samsung has opted to promote its own backed operating system named Tizen while it continues to rely full time on Google’s Android operating system for powering its hugely popular smartphones.
Samsung announced that the watch, which is the next version of the earlier watch powered by Android, will be available in two models. The lower priced model will be shipped without any camera.
This decision of Samsung to base its new smartwatch on Tizen, an OS that it is building in association with Intel, Orange SA from France and NTT DoCoMo from Japan, highlights the importance Samsung attaches to the new OS.
Samsung and other partners involved with the development of Tizen have said that they will release smartphone based on Tizen soon, though as of yet Tizen has appeared only in some of Samsung cameras.
Samsung has said that the new smartwatch comes with a faster processor and a battery that will last up to 3 days of typical usage. The camera of the smartwatch has also been moved to main screen from the strap where it was earlier fixed.