Owners of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bought a device that runs Google(s goog) Android — but it probably won’t do so for long. After bringing newer wearables to market running its Tizen platform, Samsung is planning to scrap Android and replace it with Tizen on the Galaxy Gear.
SamMobile has an early Tizen software build installed on the original Galaxy Gear and shows off what it looks like so far. If you’ve seen the new Samsung Gear 2 — a successor to the Galaxy Gear — or the Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, you’ll know what to expect. If not, this video shows Tizen powering the Galaxy Gear:
The move is a good one by Samsung, both for it and for the folks who bought a Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Samsung has spent quite a bit of effort over the past two years on its Tizen software, which has roots…
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