New smartwatch Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will switch from Tizen to Wear OS

Back in February, an insider Ice Universe said that Samsung’s new smartwatches would switch to Wear OS. Now this information is confirmed by Korean sources.

Samsung is expected to unveil 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 evolved into a great alternative to Google’s 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 receive the function of non-invasive monitoring of blood glucose levels, but now they have been denied. Perhaps the feature needs some work before it is officially presented.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly be available in 42mm and 46mm versions, while the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 will be offered in 40mm and 42mm 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.

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