Samsung is launching new products and discontinuing the old ones. The last product to join this group was the Samsung Galaxy Gear model.
Samsung will soon discontinue support for an old device. Galaxy Gear, the company’s first smart watch with Android operating system, will now join the caravan of technological products whose support has been discontinued. However, the company will still give those who still use this model a chance to switch to the new operating system.
Galaxy Gear will be deprived of Galaxy Store services
Samsung has supported Android apps on the original Galaxy Gear since the launch of its camera-equipped smartwatch in 2013. However, according to Sam Mobile, applications on the smart watch will also lose support, as Samsung will end the Galaxy Store services as of August 5, 2021.
Samsung warns device owners to switch to Tizen
Samsung has stated that Galaxy Gear owners must update their watches to the Tizen operating system to continue receiving Galaxy Store apps. Switching to Tizen; means losing user data and no support for some apps. However, Samsung first released the Tizen update in 2014. So there was plenty of time to switch to the new operating system.
This notification may not reach many users. Most Samsung Galaxy Gear owners have probably upgraded to higher devices. However, if anyone still uses these smart watches, they have a chance to update Tizen.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 price revealed
A few days ago, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 appeared. The expected smartwatch will be available in the price band of 380-400 Euros. The device will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. In addition, stylish and functional features will be included in the watch.
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