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Evidence on Samsung working on WearOS smartwatch just spotted

04 March 2021 0

Rumors of Samsung working on Wear OS-powered smartwatch have been around for some time now. They are just staying in the rumor mill and come out every now and then. Last month, one of the renowned tipsters tweeted that Samsung’s new watch will use Android instead of Tizen.

The tipster shared no other details or it is very possible that there was, in fact, no other tangible detail available that the tipster can take the hold of.

We’ve had heard only about the existence of such a smartwatch with no other details to follow. But it looks like we now have finally something to rely on. A shred of constructive and much stronger evidence has reportedly been found that makes this story more interesting to go along with.

While digging into the latest kernel source code release for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F), an XDA Developers member discovered a new device code-named “merlot” in the WiFi driver. The report further reveals that “merlot” is referenced alongside “WearOS,” suggesting the device is running Google’s Android OS for smartwatches. As per the report, the device in question has been mentioned even alongside the already released Galaxy Watch 3 with the code name “Noblesse.”

Well, it is very possible that instead of the complete switch, Samsung is just planning on branching out and possibly bring WearOS-powered smartwatches alongside its Tizen-based smartwatches as well.

Now that the development around the alleged smartwatch looks to have started, you can expect some leaks and new stories. This was a good find by @Ivan_Meler from XDA Developers and we look forward to learning more about it.



Evidence on Samsung working on WearOS smartwatch just spotted
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