Samsung recently announced the latest refreshed take of its Gear smartwatch line, one that highlights a “surprising” aspect that may just be the first step of many to come.
Dubbed as the Gear 2, the smartwatch comes with a dual core processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 gigs of allocated storage space, matched with nifty hardware sets that include a gyroscope and accelerometer.
Also highlighting updated Bluetooth 4.0 hardware, the smartwatch also features enhanced infrared communication features, and also comes with a 2 megapixel camera.
Following after the announcement of the Gear 2, rumors of another Samsung-branded smartwatch to follow after its release came out, pointing to the Gear 2 Neo. Rumored to come with the same hardware features found in the Gear2, the Gear 2 Neo is expected NOT to come with a camera, thus maintaining its less-costly alternative to the Gear 2 standing.
But hardware specifications aside, the Gear 2’s software is essentially what’s been turning heads its way, considering that it actually runs on Tizen, the Samsung-backed mobile OS that is based on the Android’s backbone Linux OS kernel.
With all of the past rumors delving into the possibility that Samsung may just go the Tizen way (as opposed to maintaining its current relationship with Android), the Gear 2’s timely release has naturally piqued inquisitive minds about just what the Korean-smartphone giant has in store down the pipeline.
Think Samsung is really going to go all the way with Tizen in its upcoming smartphone and tablet releases, what with it coming out with the Tizen-powered Gear 2?