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Oh my lord, Samsung will support the iPhone with the Gear S2 ... Grrrr!

Samsung is looking at supporting the iPhone with the Samsung Gear S2. I've never liked the iPhone. Never have, never will (unless they go open source)
By
Ash
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Sep 4, 2015

 
With gritted teeth I type this post. According to the latest news, Samsung could be looking at supporting the iPhone (closed ecosystem, beyond simple user interface, iSheep etc) with the Gear S2. An official Samsung spokesman apparently confrimed the Information to Digital Spy, that they were actively looking to follow in Android Wear's footsteps and open up its latest Tizen-powered wearable to the iPhone's iOS platform.

"We are looking at possibilities to open it up to iOS," the spokesperson told us while discussing the Gear S2. They added: "Because we opened it up to Android, we are looking at this."

 
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Samsung has recently announced that they have opened up the number of compatible Android handsets that will connect to the Gear S2 to also include non-samsung Android Smartphones.

The idea of Tizen smartwatches connecting to an iPhone whilst there is no such thing as a Tizen smartphone connecting to a Tizen smartwatch feels wrong. Wait, Possibly I am getting a bit too dramatic. Possibly I have to wait for the Samsung Z3 to be released and Samsung to release a Tizen Gear Manager. The wait continues.
 

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4 comments on “Oh my lord, Samsung will support the iPhone with the Gear S2 ... Grrrr!”

  1. It's actually in Tizen's Open Source genetics. So what's the hissy fit all about? Originally as a Linux Foundation Open Source Project, from way back in Samsung's SLP original beginnings (Bada OS roots too), as far back as 2008/2009. What has become Tizen was designed to be totally cross platform compatible.

    It's actually totally awesome to see that Samsung is sticking to their original Open Source commitments and not shoving closed proprietary formats down our throats. Remember..... this is exactly what has moved Samsung ahead of Google in Open Standards Support!!!! ......and that's something to crow about, that neither Google nor Apple can yet claim. Even though we're seeing both of them doing (even Apple with Music cross platform to Android)!

    Yet.... neither can even come close to Tizen's Open Standards HTML5 Native Application Support!!! 😀 ..........all because Samsung knew the FUTURE is ALL ABOUT..... Being OPEN!!!

  2. This is a good thing. I have the Gear S with Tizen and the Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear. The former is much better than the latter. Gear S2 on preorder - shame there is no speaker though. I can swap watches depending on my needs I guess.

  3. This is a good thing. I have the Gear S with Tizen and the Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear. The former is much better than the latter. Gear S2 on preorder - shame there is no speaker though. I can swap watches depending on my needs I guess.

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