Samsung may be making an Android Wear smartwatch

A controversial new rumor has been shared by typically reliable tipster Ice universe that Samsung’s next watch will replace Tizen with Android. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing of Samsung using Android Wear OS in place of Tizen – Evan Blass reported Samsung employees using Wear OS watches back in 2018.

But all the watches that have come from Samsung since have been Tizen-powered and the consensus has been that they’re better than their Android counterparts. So we are seriously doubting that Samsung is working to replace its successful Tizen OS for Wear OS.

Samsung’s new watch will use Android to replace Tizen.

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2021

Perhaps Samsung is just looking to branch out and possibly come out with a Wear OS-powered smartwatch alongside its Galaxy Watch3 line of Tizen wearables.

The last Samsung smartwatch running Android was the Gear Live way back in 2014. A clear early-days-of-smartwatches device right there.

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