From the first Samsung Gear smartwatch to its most current iteration, these devices have been powered by Samsung’s own home-grown Tizen OS. Now, rumour has it that Samsung’s upcoming Gear S4 smartwatch might just ship out running on Google’s Wear OS.
The rumour has been circulating the internet since serial leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) tweeted back in May that he had seen Samsung employees running around with Gear watches running Wear OS, and not Tizen OS. However, Blass later tweeted an update that the watches were just one-offs made by Google, and were seeded to some Samsung workers.
While that would’ve been the end of it, another Twitter user and serial leaker, Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) shared his thoughts on the subject, suggesting that the Gear S4 would be based on Google’s Wear OS, have a 470mAh battery, PLP package, and even come with a new blood pressure measurement tool.
About Gear S4 (probably called Galaxy Watch) Based on Android Wear, 470mAh battery, PLP package, it is expected to have new UX interaction and blood pressure measurement.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 6, 2018
At this stage, this is all just a rumour, and Samsung has yet to make any official announcement for the product, so take this news with a large grain of salt. However, seeing how IFA 2018 is happening in just a couple of months, so there’s also the possibility that we’ll be seeing Samsung making an announcement of the device then.
(Source: Ice Universe via Twitter)