A new Galaxy Gear is rumored to be on the way very soon, maybe even arriving at Mobile World Congress. It will have a new design and hopefully new features — and it may not even be running Android.
According to USA Today, Samsung's follow-up device may be powered by Tizen, a Linux-based OS that can be scaled to anything from phones to TVs or even your car. If it holds true it's definitely an interesting move by Samsung — it also means that they can totally customize the OS to do what they need to in a smartwatch. It could turn out to be amazingly awesome and it won't have to be Androidy at all, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
We're hoping to see oodles of new Galaxy Gear news at MWC, so we'll just have to wait it out for a few more days to see what turns up. If you're looking to kill some time in between, check out our latest podcast.