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Huawei reportedly looking to Tizen for future smartwatches

Huawei reportedly looking to Tizen for future smartwatches

It seems that Google might be losing yet another OEM partner in the smartphone market. According to an unnamed Samsung official quoted by a South Korean newspaper, Huawei is in the process of developing a new smartwatch, but one that doesn’t run Android Wear. Instead, the Chinese company is said to be working together with Samsung in order to get the Tizen operating system up and running on the wearable device. With Android Wear smartwatches seemingly at a plateau, this win for Tizen could mean a more difficult struggle for Google’s wearable platform.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Yesterday we talked a bit about the Samsung Z2 smartphone and how it was tipped to launch this month. That tip has proven accurate with Samsung officially launching the Tizen-powered Z2 in India today. Samsung says that the Z2 is its first 4G enabled Tizen-powered smartphone aimed at the user transitioning from a feature phone to their first smartphone.

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Samsung Z2 packing Tizen OS ditches Android for Indian market

Samsung Z2 packing Tizen OS ditches Android for Indian market

Normally when you think of Samsung as a whole, you automatically think of Android devices. Samsung has a new smartphone that will be landing in the Indian market called the Samsung Z2 that is very different from the normal offerings. The first difference is that this smartphone has no Galaxy name.

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Gear S3 launch event details dropped

Gear S3 launch event details dropped

Judging by Samsung's teasers, and the fact that it already launched the Galaxy Note 7, the star of its IFA 2016 show will be, without a shred of a doubt, the Gear S3 smartwatch. And Samsung really wants you to really remember that by inviting the public to its launch event in about two weeks. Of course, it isn't saying much but is expecting everyone to get talking "about 3", which puts to rest any doubt that the name of the smartwatch will be the Gear S3. Or maybe even just the "Gear 3".

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Samsung’s IFA 2016 invite is unambiguously about the Gear S3

Samsung’s IFA 2016 invite is unambiguously about the Gear S3

Unless Samsung has a surprise high profile smartphone in the works for IFA 2016, which would make it perhaps this year's best kept secret, the manufacturer's spotlight in Berlin next month will be trained on the Gear S3. That definitely seems to be the hint that Samsung has dropped in its invitation to its IFA 2016 press event. While there are no words to indicate it, the clock hands pretty much tell the story, without telling anything nor everything. And considering Samsung has no other notable smartwatch to speak of, it's definitely going to be the Gear S3.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 and its curves to the whole world, but, in some local simultaneous events, it is by far not the only one getting the spotlight. In a local Kenya unveiling, an unexpected guest also arrived. There, Samsung revealed the Samsung Z2, its third, yes third, Tizen-powered smartphone. And although there is no definite word yet where the Z2 will debut first, it is, at least, scheduled to be announced in full in Kenya on the 26th of August.

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Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch to bring rotary bezel in September

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch to bring rotary bezel in September

While Samsung is eying a very early launch for its next Galaxy Note phablet, it doesn't seem in a rush to do the same for its next Gear smartwatch. Dubbed the Gear S3, because what else would you call it, the company's next high profile smartwatch isn't expected to debut to the public until September, during its usual IFA affair. And when it does, it will be sporting the same rotary bezel control that put Samsung's smartwatch back on the "interesting" map, enough to warrant a successor.

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Big surprise, hardly anybody is buying smartwatches

Big surprise, hardly anybody is buying smartwatches

Smartwatches may have been heralded as the Next Big Thing in consumer tech, but a stagnating market has seen the segment shrink dramatically compared to last year. Shipments overall drooped 32-percent in Q2 2016, according to the latest IDC worldwide smartwatch report, torpedoed for the most part by dwindling demand for the Apple Watch.

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Samsung Gear S2 update rolls out with Samsung Pay beta

Samsung Gear S2 update rolls out with Samsung Pay beta

While it may seem that Android Wear is on vacation of late, Samsung is pulling out all the stops to keep its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch from descending into obsolescence. It has just announced perhaps the biggest update to the wearable to date, almost amusingly called the Value Pack Update. But while it already has a ton of new features for owners to explore, it apparently also hides one little tidbit for the more tech savvy user who wants to be truly rid of paper and cards in their wallets.

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Samsung Gear S3 “Solis” will unsurprisingly run Tizen

Samsung Gear S3 “Solis” will unsurprisingly run Tizen

Early this month, Samsung revealed the Gear Fit 2 alongside a curious Gear IconX earbuds. That would have probably raised questions on whether Samsung also has plans for that other kind of wearable device. Of course it does, and it even has a codename for it. Dubbed "Solis", the smartwatch will most likely be named the Gear S3 after its predecessor. And like its predecessor, it will be running on Tizen, which raises questions on Samsung's actual commitment to the Android Wear platform.

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Samsung might soon be a Tizen-only shop

Samsung might soon be a Tizen-only shop

It has long been rumored that Samsung was looking for ways to free itself from dependence on Google, despite how Google's Android operating system brought it much needed fame and revenue. Tizen has been that get out of jail ticket, according to those rumors, which is now seemingly corroborated by an anonymous company exec. In the near future, according to that source, Tizen will be the OS for all of Samsung's devices, including smartphones. While its desire for total control is understandable, the switch carries a very huge risk, considering the current situation in all areas.

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Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 leaks with curved display

Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 leaks with curved display

This week we're having a peek at what's being called the Gear Fit 2, or Gear Fit2, if you prefer Samsung's spelling. This is the second edition of what was introduced a couple years ago - a wearable fitness band with a portrait-style display. Full color, touchscreen control, and a couple of hardware buttons. So what's this all about, a second edition of the same thing? Maybe we'll get a few new colors and some new connections this time!

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