Samsung has been manufacturing the Galaxy Watch series for a while, but unlike the smartwatches you see from a lot of other brands, the Korean tech giants’ wearables do not run on Android-based Google Wear OS. Instead, Samsung’s watches feature its own Tizen OS software.
However, a new leak from the trusted leaker Ice universe suggests Samsung could be moving to Android for its next wearable. This would be the first time since 2014 that Samsung would use Android on its watches. The last watch to use Android from the brand was the Galaxy Gear Live.
Samsung’s new watch will use Android to replace Tizen.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2021
This could mean one of two things. Samsung could either use the popular Wear OS interface that is based on Android and offers close integration with Android devices. Alternatively, Samsung could make an entirely new operating system for its wearables that is based on the Android platform. The leak doesn’t offer any more details so no further information is available for now.