Tizen Stories June 20

GOOG: 950.63

-6.74

Spotify is bringing an offline playback option to its Samsung Gear S3, S2 app

Spotify is my music service of choice and I was ecstatic when I learned that it was coming to the Gear S3 last year. However, the app lacked one major feature: standalone playback. It now appears that Samsung is going to add that functionality after all with an early rollout currently underway.

Tizen Stories May 24

GOOG: 954.96

6.14

Tizen update brings new apps, features and more to the Gear S3

Samsung’s Gear S3 sits upon my wrist day-to-day, and it seems I’m not the only one who’s fallen in love with it, as Samsung’s Tizen OS recently surpassed Android Wear. Now, Samsung is bringing some new features to owners of its Tizen-powered wearables.

Tizen Stories May 11

GOOG: 930.60

1.82

Today a new report came out that showed that as of Q1 of 2017, Samsung’s Tizen OS now has a larger market share than Google’s Android Wear. Although Tizen is still well below Apple’s 57% market share with watchOS, it does show that a majority of Android users who want to a smartwatch are turning to Samsung. Do you think this amount of popularity will eventually get people to try out other Tizen-powered products?

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Smartwatches are one of the most personal pieces of tech someone can use day-to-day. Not only does it come down to the style of the device, but also the look and feel of the operating system. For Android users, there’s no lack of choices for a compatible smartwatch, with the first coming to mind usually being Android Wear. Now, though, Samsung’s Tizen has overtaken Android Wear in popularity…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Tizen Stories April 4

GOOG: 834.57

-3.98

Samsung has been working on its Tizen OS for quite some time and while it hasn’t worked on phones very well, the company’s work adapting it to televisions and smartwatches has been pretty solid, especially in the case of the latter. However, a new report from Motherboard isn’t too kind to the OS, revealing that it is full of major security vulnerabilities, calling it “a hacker’s dream.”

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Tizen Stories December 30, 2016

GOOG: 771.82

-10.97

We once looked on wearables as the future, but now that they’re actually here, we haven’t been quite as enthused. Things started off well with various smartwatches from a variety of OEMs, but one-by-one those companies are either pulling out of the smartwatch market temporarily, shifting focus to other platforms or form factors, or closing their doors entirely. However, there is still hope.

We’ve long recommended Google’s Android Wear as one of the best wearable platforms, but sometimes it’s easy to forget it’s not the only one, nor is it for everyone. I’m here to tell you that Samsung’s Tizen has quietly grown into a fantastic option. Last year we saw it make a splash with the unique Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, but this year, we have the Gear S3 and, spoiler alert, it’s fantastic…

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