New Gear 2 Smartwatches: New Name, Goodbye Android
There are some dramatic changes to the Galaxy Gear, both on the surface and under the hood.
First of all, forget about the “Galaxy” part of Galaxy Gear — the new device is not the Galaxy Gear 2. Samsung’s smartwatch is now referred to as the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
That’s right, there are two models replacing the single Galaxy Gear of 2013, and Samsung has dropped Android in favor of its own Tizen operating system — the OS that SSNLF is positioning as its wearable technology platform. There will still be apps, but kiss the Android compatibility of the original Galaxy Gear goodbye.