Samsung Leaves Android on New Smart Watch Gear 2

Just over five months after the release of the Galaxy Gear smart watch, Samsung announced the arrival of two successors: Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

The Galaxy name was abandoned for one reason: the device no longer has the Android system.Instead of the Google system, Samsung has shipped Tizen, a program developed by the company itself.

The strategy of the system itself was previously adopted by the company, without much success, when it launched smartphones on the market with Bada, which made users suffer from the limited library of applications.

Including the Tizen rookie earlier in watches is a less risky move- because of the platform’s format, new apps have to be developed anyway.

Galaxy Gear

The rest is identical: 1.64 inch Super Amoled screen, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 Mbytes of RAM, and 4 Gbytes of internal space. The difference between the two models is just the 2-megapixel camera, .

The clocks also have several functions aimed at the practice of sports, such as pedometer, meter and heart rate.The main goal remains the same: saving user time, which can view calls and other notifications without having to take the phone out of pocket.

The watches arrive on the market in April at watchtutorials, but Samsung has not yet informed the list of countries that will receive the launch.

Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be compatible with Galaxy line-up phones already in the launch, according to Samsung.The final price of the devices was not revealed.

More details should be presented later this Monday (24), when Samsung will hold a conference at the Mobile World Congress, one of the most important trade fairs in the mobile sector, which will take place in Barcelona until next Thursday (25).