May 30 AT 2:12 PM Dustin Earley 4 Comments

Original Samsung Galaxy Gear being updated to Tizen

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung is officially taking the Galaxy out of the original Galaxy Gear. Starting today, Galaxy Gear owners can jump onto Samsung’s updating software Kies and ditch Android on their wearable for the noticeably improved Tizen OS.

This shouldn’t come as much of a shock, because we’ve known an update like this was in the works for some time now. Still, it’s interesting to see Samsung completely scrap the OS on their first smartwatch in order to improve performance, increase battery life, add enhanced voice commands and more. It’s worth noting that if you do update, you will lose everything on your Gear. Other than that, and most likely losing the ability to install the numerous hacks that have surfaced for the Gear since its release, there’s nothing to lose with this update.

As mentioned above, you can grab the update from Kies now. Whether or not this will land as an OTA update through the Gear manager app remains to be seen. If you have an original Gear and install the update, be sure to share your experience below.

Source: SamMobile

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Richard Yarrell

    Samsung will March forward and do what’s best for their customers.

    After all without Samsung android wouldn’t be what they are .

  • Bart

    I don’t know if Samsung’s current decisions to make both Android and Win OS phones will means that they will continue to support those or if they plan to eventually go Tizen exclusively on their brand. I hope they do keep Android for long time.

  • Gareth

    After update you lose the ability to install lots of apps! EBay, Golf NAVI, Twitter App, no longer available! Awful!

  • Sudhersan

    Samsung does what they think is BEST for them.

    In my opinion, jumping on to Tizen OS immediately wont be a great decision from a user viewpoint when we already have a comparatively matured Android in our hands.

    Lets wait and watch how Tizen unfolds and holds itself against Android in the open market.