As @AndyX and @matze_styles4you already mentioned, it’s getting clearer by the minute that Samsung watches are going to use Wear OS. Heavy discounts for the current Tizen watches and new reports point to a release already in Q2 2021.
Consequently, I say we can immediately stop working on our Tizen apps & watch faces and close down here.
As SamMobile reports :
An APK teardown […] reveals two codenames: Fresh and Wise. These codenames are connected to Samsung’s next-generation smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4. […]
A new plugin with the codename ‘water’ was also found in the APK file, and it is reportedly Samsung’s compatibility layer for Wear OS. A reference to ‘newos’ was also found in the Galaxy Wearable application file. All of this points towards Samsung preparing to launch the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS. The upcoming watches are expected to be launched sometime in Q2 2021.
As a long-time Tizen watch developer I feel devastated… We have no choice but to move on. It was an honor to work with you guys!