Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2014 00:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Samsung has begun rolling out an update to the Galaxy Gear that will bring over Tizen, the company's in-house OS, to the smartwatch. The update carries software version 2.2.0, and while the entire OS will be replaced, most users won't notice any visual differences. However, quite a few improvements and new features are to be had - improved performance and battery life, features such as an standalone music player (you can store music on the watch itself), customizable shortcuts for tap input, voice commands in the camera, among others.

I'm still waiting on the Tizen phones Samsung has been promising for years. Even though it's essentially 'TouchWiz OS' (in other words, cringe-worthy), it's still an alternative operating system I would love to play with.

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RE: killer feature
by kurkosdr on Sat 31st May 2014 09:36 UTC in reply to "killer feature"
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Tizen has one killer feature. All devices are required to be upgradeable by the end user. The minimum hardware requirements are quite high meaning that a Tizen phone or tablet will have the potential to be upgraded to the latest version for a number of years.

Source? I find it too good to believe. If your SoC manufacturer doesn't release new drivers for the newest kernel version, your phone isn't going to be upgraded.

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