As expected, the Galaxy Gear is being refreshed in OS terms
We knew this was coming. Earlier this month we told you Samsung was preparing an update for its original Galaxy Gear smartwatch that will inflict the Tizen OS treatment to the wearable.Well, the time has come for Samsung to roll out the new firmware meant to eradicate Android as the default OS on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and welcome Tizen instead, reports SamMobile.
The update is version 2.2.0, and once installed, it will completely replace the OS. Funnily enough, users won’t be noticing any major changes in interface.
However, as I told you before, the new build will add a bunch of new features like the standalone music player, customizable shortcuts, an added voice control feat for the camera and improvements with the battery life.
Bottom line, Galaxy Gear users will be treated with most of the features that Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo owners are currently enjoying.
As for the updating process, you’ll need to do so either via Kies or by downloading the firmware manually and performing the installation by yourself. At the moment, it’s not obvious if the new build will arrive in an OTA form, but if it does, it should become visible in the Gear Manager app on the phone or tablet you paired the smartwatch with.