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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Needs more Qt
by ricegf on Sat 31st May 2014 12:39 UTC
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Had they kept native Qt programming from MeeGo, I'd be enthused. Dropping that dropped Tizen to the bottom of my interest list.

But not OFF my list. ;-)

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