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Samsung to End Support for Galaxy Watches Running Tizen OS

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Samsung is looking forward to the shutdown of Galaxy Store support for the Tizen smartwatch OS. This means that Galaxy Watches released before the Galaxy Watch 4 will all lose support. 

Samsung debuted the Galaxy Watch 4 back in 2021, based on Wear OS. Before this, Samsung powered its Galaxy watches with its in-house Tizen OS. Now the brand has decided to shut down support for the Galaxy Store on Galaxy Watches using Tizen OS. The Galaxy Watches use Tizen OS, which is mentioned below: 

  • Galaxy Watch Active 
  • Galaxy Watch Active 2
  • Galaxy Gear 
  • Galaxy Watch 
  • Galaxy Watch 3 

A user (Seaweed Maximum) speculates on Reddit about Samsung’s termination schedule for Galaxy Store access for Tizen smartwatches. He also shared a screenshot of the notice originally posted by a Galaxy Store Operation team member. It offers a timeline for Samsung’s termination plans. 

The Galaxy Store will no longer sell paid content for the Galaxy watches mentioned above starting September 30, 2024. The free downloads will end in May 2025, and by September 2025, you will not be able to redownload content you already purchased from the “My Apps” section in the Galaxy Store. 

The brand will also mention that the core services related to these watches will stop everywhere except the Galay Store after May 2025. The latest Tizen OS-powered smartwatch is the Galaxy Watch 3, which debuted back in August 2020. Users with the Galaxy Watch 3 or an older Tizen smartwatch are recommended to shift to the latest Galaxy Watches that use Wear OS for the upgraded experience. 


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Samsung to provide Galaxy Watch Ultra exclusive faces to older Galaxy watches

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Samsung has recently introduced its new flagship smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra. These watches are equipped with the latest hardware and software to offer users more capabilities.

However, many software capabilities will also be available for the older watches with the One UI 6 watch update. From those capabilities, new cool watch faces are now confirmed to be available for older watches.

According to the Samsung moderator, Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and Ultra exclusive watch faces will be available for older Galaxy watches, including Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.

However, he has not mentioned the availability of new faces for older watches. Still, according to traditions, the company may introduce them with a dedicated software update in the next few months.

It is not the first time that the latest watch faces have expanded to older watches. Earlier, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 also grabbed the One UI 5 watch faces with a dedicated software update.


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Samsung Galaxy watch FE eligible to get only 3 years of OS updates: Report

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Last month, Samsung launched its brand-new Galaxy Watch FE, specially made to provide the flagship Galaxy watch features at an affordable price; this is the first time the Korean giant has introduced the updated fan edition Galaxy watch.

As we said, the device is made to reach users who can use flagship-level features at an affordable cost. It is obvious that the company hasn’t equipped the device with similar hardware. Now, the new report mentions that the watch also lacks OS update support.


How Many Software Update Will Galaxy Watch FE Get?

According to SamHive, the Galaxy Watch FE is only eligible for 4 year of software support, during which it will receive three major updates: Wear OS and One UI watch. The device will also receive security patches for four years.

Compared to the other standard Galaxy watches, the FE variant lacks one OS and one year of software updates. Meanwhile, Samsung has followed the same five-year software policy for the Galaxy Watch 7 series.

In general, major software updates benefit users by providing the convenience of using different functionalities. At the same time, security patch support ensures that users can stay protected from cyber threats.


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One UI 6 watch beta 2 update arrives for Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 

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Samsung is consistently working towards developing the One UI 6 watch for its latest smartwatches, including the Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 4. More specifically, the Galaxy Watch 6 recently received the third beta update, while the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 are receiving the second beta update.

One UI 6 watch beta 2; what’s new

Samsung has rolled out the One UI 6 watch beta 2 update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 , which has the version number ZXG3. The latest beta update shares the same changelog for both watches and mentions some major changes and improvements that enhance stabilization and performance.

According to the details, it improved the battery current consumption and the interconnection issues for some operators. It will apply to the LTE watches to make the connection more stable.

Along with the changes, Samsung has also shared the issue that needs to be fixed in the later update. It has been shared that the AOD does not turn off when not wearing a watch.

As a beta update, it will be obvious that it will arrive for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 users who have enrolled in the beta program. If you haven’t done so yet, you can still do it simply by following this process.


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