Samsung’s Tizen smartwatch to drop Galaxy branding? Galaxy Gear 2 also leaked

Samsung's Tizen smartwatch to drop Galaxy branding? Galaxy Gear 2 also leaked

The likelihood that Samsung will launch Gear smartwatches in multiple varieties at MWC 2014, next week, has increased following a series of Twitter leaks on Saturday.

Prolific leakster @evleaks posted press renders of a pair of watches, initially dubbing them the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo.

However he soon backtracked, claiming the devices would not be ‘Galaxy branded.’ That suggests, as speculated previously, at least part of Samsung’s offering will not be arriving on Android.

Instead, it’s likely that any non-Galaxy branded watches will be the first devices to run on Samsung’s own Tizen operating system.

Confusing? Yep.

A few hours later @evleaks posted another image, claiming it to be the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.

So, while Samsung appears to be testing the appetite for its own in-house operating system, there’s still going to be an Android version for Google loyalists to get their teeth into.

If all this sounds confusing, don’t worry, it is. We’re sure all will become clear during Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 24, which is now around 48 hours away.

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