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Moving to Tizen will bring battery life improvements for the Galaxy Gear

Samsung launched its first generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch back in September 2013. The $299 smartwatch launched with a heavily customized version of Android and wasn’t exactly well received by customers.
When Samsung launched the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches — sans Galaxy branding — this past February, it ditched Android altogether for its homegrown Tizen operating system. And it now looks as though Samsung is giving owners of the original Galaxy Gear the opportunity to switch over to Tizen as well.

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch 
SamMobile revealed that Samsung has released a Tizen 2.2.0 update for the original Galaxy Gear. The operating system overhaul won’t bring any drastic changes to the user interface, but it does bring the Galaxy Gear to [software] feature parity with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo (with the exception of the heart rate monitoring capabilities). Users will also benefit from a standalone music player and increased battery life.
You should be warned, however, that since this is a complete operating system overhaul, ALL of your existing data WILL be erased after performing the update. In addition, some of your third-party apps may not be compatible with Tizen.
For those that may be concerned that Samsung is looking to ditch Google altogether when it comes to wearables, remember that Samsung is still a launch partner for Google’s Android Wear platform. The company stated in April that it plans to launch an Android Wear-based smartwatch this year.

Source: SamMobile

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Battery improvement after OS change?
By Nortel on 5/30/2014 9:54:18 AM , Rating: -1
Samsung simply takes Android and forks it to create 'Tizen' to switch the Ad revenue from Google to Samsung. Now they claim battery improvements simply by changing the OS? They almost just changed the GUI of Android and renamed it 'Tizen'.

RE: Battery improvement after OS change?
By tayb on 5/30/2014 9:57:21 AM , Rating: 4
Tizen is not a fork of Android.

RE: Battery improvement after OS change?
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 10:17:02 AM , Rating: 5
"Tizen is not a fork of Android."

You have to forgive Nortel... If it isn't Apple he knows nothing about it, therefore anything he posts is always wrong.

RE: Battery improvement after OS change?
By amanojaku on 5/30/2014 11:53:34 AM , Rating: 5
We should ask LeVar Burton to make a special "Reading Rainbow" program for adults who don't know how to do research...

1) Open a web browser
2) Navigate to a search engine
3) Enter keywords to search
4) Read
5) Be less stupid

RE: Battery improvement after OS change?
By Mitch101 on 5/30/2014 12:46:02 PM , Rating: 2
I like to do this in those situations.

RE: Battery improvement after OS change?
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 1:37:51 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... I love

By atechfan on 5/30/2014 2:34:35 PM , Rating: 2
Not using until it is :)

By Mitch101 on 5/30/2014 11:18:43 AM , Rating: 2
Tizen is actually created from Samsung Linux Platform, Its a combination of various OS created by Intel and Nokia . Samsung is also planning to integrate Bada into Tizen or at least they hope to.

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