Samsung posts first Tizen open source files from the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Gear 2
By Simon Sage on 7 May 2014 10:08 am

Developers looking to roll up their sleeves with wearables will be happy to hear that Samsung has released the first open source code for Tizen running on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. This kernel should enable the creation of custom ROMs of all kinds. The Gear 2 SDK just launched last month, which should handle the needs of app developers that simply want to plug into the existing software rather than rebuilding the core experience.

Interested developers can get downloading from Samsung's developer page.

Via: SamMobile

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Samsung posts first Tizen open source files from the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo


Even with the might of Samsung, I just don't see Tizen getting any traction beyond the wearable space and perhaps smart TV's and appliances. I know Samsung is planning to push it on their phones and Samsung is the worlds largest maker of mobiles, but I just don't see it offering anything new to the market.

But it's cool that Samsung is making source code available to anyone who wants to give making a smart watch a try.

The only shot Sammy has is to try and coerce devs by making this an open source project of sorts. If they don't gain the serious attention of devs they have no shot. I'm just not feeling this new OS. Love their products, just don't think this has legs. Looks like I'm going to make the leap to the Nexus 6 or wait for the Android Silver line.

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