When it comes to Samsung and its race against time and its competitors to provide the world with the best and coolest smartphones, devices and wearable gadgets, everything is possible, even the fifth smartwatch wearing the company’s name and ambitions! If you feel a bit confused, you are not the only one, but let’s take the news from the beginning: at the beginning of the year we were excited about Samsung’s smartwatches and wearables, namely the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, together with the wearable fitness wrist – band, the Galaxy Gear Fit, all belonging to the Galaxy Gear family, a powerful gathering meant to be worthy challengers to other fitness gadgets and, why not admitting it, to Apple’s iWatch. In case you need to be reminded,
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are powered by Samsung’s own Tizen software, and the Gear Fit runs a completely different real-time operating system.
But last week’s official information told us that a new Samsung smartwatch is under development, the fifth brother in the family and the available information suggest that
The new device will run Android Wear, which is a tweaked version of Android that Google unveiled earlier this year
So basically, this is the fifth Samsung smartwatch which uses the fourth different software platform in the series used by Samsung to power up its wearable gadgets.
But how do we know that a new Samsung smartwatch is under development?
If until now we were trying to find the truth among rumors and leaks, this time the information came from Samsung itself, and more specifically, from the company’s senior vice president of product design, Hankil Yoon, interviewed and quoted by Reuters. But these aren’t the only news provided by Samsung’s officials. Maybe the next best smartwatch makes you clap, cheer and put some money aside, but brace yourselves, as there is a new smartphone coming up very soon, as it seems that the recently released Samsung is not enough. According to Hankil Yoon,
Samsung’s first Tizen phone, which will launch around the end of the second quarter, would be a high-end model and the second would mainly be aimed at the middle of the market to drive volume growth.
We could go on an on about the Samsung – Google relationship, as they are close partners and yet still fierce competitors in the wearable gadget markets, but the most important part is that we are in for big surprises from Samsung: not only that a new Samsung smartwatch is under development, but a new Tizen phone is promised for the second quarter of this year.