Back in February, an Ice Universe insider said that Samsung’s new “smart” watch will switch to Wear OS. Now this information is confirmed by Korean sources.
What to expect?
Samsung is expected to introduce two models this summer — the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4, both running Wear OS instead of Tizen. Samsung’s Tizen platform has turned into a great alternative to the Google Wear operating system, but it’s easier to develop apps for Wear OS, which is why Samsung is returning to it. Google obviously sees this as an opportunity to rekindle interest in the platform.
There were also rumors that the watch would have a non-invasive blood glucose monitoring function, but now they have been refuted. The feature may need to be refined before it is officially introduced.
Scheduled for release along with the Galaxy Z Unpacked around July or August.
Both lineups will run on WearOS instead of Tizen.
Non-invasive blood sugar measuring sensor will NOT be included in both lineups.https://t.co/CFQ0x9CeOu
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) May 12, 2021
It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will be available in 42-and 46-mm versions, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 will be offered in 40-and 42-mm versions. Most likely, they will be presented in August or July along with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy S21 FE smartphones.