Next-gen Gear smartwatch running Wear OS spotted on Samsung employees

Joanna Estrada
May 25, 2018

Wear OS is far more endowed in these regards, and having a big name like Samsung backing the platform would be huge.

Evan Blass, ever reliable leakster, tweeted saying that Gear watches running the Wear OS, as opposed to Tizen, were "seen on the wrists of Samsung employees".

Instead, according to a United States trademark application, the Gear S3's successor could simply be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

We originally thought we'd see either the Samsung Gear S4 or Samsung Gear Sport 2 launch in September this year, but a new trademark application from the company spotted earlier this month suggested it'll be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch instead. Of course this could simply mean Samsung is updating its current watches with the new OS.

Tizen, which Samsung have built themselves, has powered their smartwatches since 2014, and until recently it was expected to run on the next generation smartwatch, which according to blog SamMobile is codenamed Galileo.

It's hard to argue with another Wear OS smartwatch out there, especially considering how solid Samsung's smartwatches have been as of late.

Apple could well launch a new Watch soon so Samsung will want to keep up and what better way than to load up its kit with Google's mighty mobile OS?

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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