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Huawei might be using Tizen OS on their next batch of smartwatches

By Jonnah Pante - on 29 Sep 2016, 12:38pm

Huawei might be using Tizen OS on their next batch of smartwatches

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We may have seen the last of Huawei watches running on Android Wear, as rumors circulating the web reveal that the company will be utilizing Tizen OS on their next batch of smartwatches.

According to reports, an unnamed Samsung executive was quoted saying that “Huawei was looking for an OS other than Google’s Android as the US firm had not been very collaborative.”

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Android Wear, an operating system common to smartwatches like Moto 360, Asus ZenWatch 2, Fossil Q Founder, LG Watch Urbane, Sony Smartwatch 3, and Tag Heuer Connected, cannot be modified. Hence, the mentioned smartwatches differ only in terms of appearance, design, comfortability, and price.

Tizen, meanwhile, is an operating system used by the Samsung Gear watches. Unlike the Android Wear, the processing, memory, and power requirements of Tizen can be customized according to preferences of hardware manufacturers.

Huawei hasn’t officially addressed these rumors yet.

Source: Android Headlines, Tizen