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[4]: killer feature
by unclefester on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: killer feature"
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Many Android phones and most Android tablets cannot be upgraded without hacking. This involves unlocking the ROM, backing up data and installing an unsupported custom ROM. This risks bricking and data loss and voids the warranty.

Tizen devices must be upgradeable via OTA or PC based software officially supported by the vendor.

Their is simply no comparison between the two scenarios.

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