Next Huawei Watch may run on Tizen OS
As much as we take Tizen to be of Samsung’s ownership, it’s not. It’s an open-source project and any manufacturer is free to thrive on Tizen. And while Samsung may wield Tizen as the ultimate way away from Android, it’s not the only manufacturer that can pose such a threat to Google’s mobile ecosystem.
Huawei has had some of its own rumblings of moving away from Android, though the company has insisted that it’d be sticking around. However, there’s word now that it may just inch away from Android Wear on its future smartwatches.
JoongAng Daily is reporting that the Chinese OEM is working with the chaebol on implementing Tizen OS into a future smartwatch product.
The latter has been enthusiastically trying to spread Tizen around for a while, but hasn’t gotten much take-up. It’s been used by Samsung to power low-end smartphones, smartwatches and smart appliances. Huawei has been looking for a more responsive software partner than Google. As one representative put it, “the US firm had not beeen very collaborative.”
We practically have no details on the next Huawei Watch, but whatever it’s going to be, we likely won’t be seeing it until next year.