Reply to post: It's the hardware, stupid!

Google and Samsung merge their wearable OSes, tease Fitbit baked into the combo

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It's the hardware, stupid!

The problem is not the OS, Tizen is quite decent in fact. No, the problem is the hardware - specifically the steam-powered Qualcomm SoCs for wearables. Qualcomm have been repackaging the same chip since 2014 and calling it new, 2018's 3100 SoC was a 28nm, 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7! The latest 4100 SoC is a 12nm, 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex A53, which is a major upgrade but is still not their 7nm process or the latest ARM designs used for their flagship smartphone chips.

As a dev I will be watching this closely. If the new OS is basically Tizen I may be interested, if its really just Wear OS then this move will make me LESS liekly to develop apps for the platform.

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