samsung wearable developer invite

Samsung wants developer to remember there is actually a world outside of the Apple ecosystem. No, not the Android Wear world. The Samsung Tizen world! In a press release conveniently published on April 24 (it’s already tomorrow in Korea), Samsung is inviting developers to help build the next Samsung wearable prior to its launch.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced that members of global developer community can get an early access to the Software Development Kit (SDK) of the company’s next generation of the Gear device. The new wearable device will be the 7th generation of Samsung Gear with a wrist watch type. This is the first time that Samsung has released its wearable SDK to third-party developers before the official product announcement.

Looking at the invite, it seems Samsung decided to go the round route for its upcoming wearable.

The company notes this is the first time it’s released its wearable SDK to third-party developers, which clearly shows Samsung doesn’t want to go away from Tizen in favor of Android Wear.

Developers, this is your chance to get your work featured on a device that has sold dozens of units in the year past.

Source: Samsung via iGen

  • Merman123

    It’ll have a variation of force touch. And a rip off of the digital crown.

    • George

      If you force touch your moto 360 you change watch faces, apple didn’t invent anything new buddy.

      • Merman123

        I’m pretty sure that’s not true? I’ve heard of tap and hold but never “force touch.”

      • George

        Same shit. Same premise.

      • Merman123

        You’ve got a lot to learn, my friend.

      • George

        No thx, I don’t need to educate myself on force touch if the writers on this site are not educated on the competition.

      • Alberto Espinal

        You are very wrong buddy, i suggest you go back to school!!!

      • N&LH

        ‘Same shit’…….Prove to us, it is the same shit ?

      • johnsm

        it is not the same thing. apple’s senses force. can you understand?

      • George

        Lmao it’s so easy to troll you people, you get so defensive over the dumbest shit.

      • igorsky

        Congrats for winning biggest idiot!

      • Alberto Espinal

        LOL

      • johnsm

        for fun I go out, I don’t go forum by forum “trolling” ppl

      • N&LH

        ‘apple didn’t invent anything new buddy.’…read about the technology then come back here

      • Jim B

        they did, they usually put i in front of their products, use components from all kinds of suppliers including the samsung and they make it sound like it never existed before. wait till they release it’s own wireless charger, or should I say iwireless charger, sheep will make it sound like it’s first one ever. do I hear baaaaa???

      • N&LH

        Read the previous comments well

        ‘use components from all kinds of suppliers including the samsung and they make it sound like it never existed before. ‘………….You have no idea what are you talking about….Apple design and engineer the main parts like chip, etc..Then they look for companies like Samsung, LG to manufacture it.

      • Jim B

        …and sheep says baaaa.
        right, so they are so great they have to go to what some refer as shamsung to manufacture their own innovation, engineering and design. maybe, just maybe they suck at it. let me give you a hint G5.
        they are great at advertising thanks to sheep like you who didn’t even know that a wrist watch existed before apple announced iwatch.

      • N&LH

        ‘and sheep says baaaa……..You are hater and troll

        ‘they are great at advertising thanks to sheep like you who didn’t even know that a wrist watch existed before apple announced iwatch.’…..As I mentioned before they design and engineer. In regards the watch, Apple watch is much better than all Android smartwatches. Moreover, did someone say smartwatch did not exist before Apple announced Apple watch ? if yes then give me a reference. If you don’t have one then shut up

      • Rowan09

        They don’t manufacture chips, no company does everything and that would just be dumb.

      • Rowan09

        Wireless charging requires a charging pad, if Apple can do it without one then it will be different.

    • “Ultra* force touch” and “Super* digital crown”? And yes, they will be waterproof 😀

  • Rowan09

    Until Samsung makes a Tizen phone developers won’t take them seriously. Samsung was suppose to use Android to make a name for themselves (which they’ve done) and promote Tizen, but they didn’t do it yet.

    • George

      They already did in Asia and it flopped. Android is nothing without google services.

      • Benedict

        Tizen is not related to Android. It’s based on Maemo which was used e.g. by the Nokia N900

    • igorsky

      Tizen is DOA…waste of time.

      • Rowan09

        I agree, but apparently Samsung doesn’t believe so.

  • Alberto Espinal

    “Developers, this is your chance to get your work featured on a device that has sold dozens of units in the year past” LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mr. Right

      Samsung Gear 2 is better than the iWatch. People just buy the iWatch because Apple made it or because all their friends are getting one because Apple made it. Even if it sold dozens of units in the past year the people that bought it got something worth the value. Samsung Gear 2 includes a sim card tray in the watch which would allow you to use the watch without even needing your phone. When Apple comes out with that you will go crazy because it something new for you but you don’t understand that it was being use 5 years ago.

      • Martynet

        Samsung Gear 2? What’s that? And 2? What happened to number 1? Oh wait…

      • or maybe Samsung just makes shitty devices. I love Android, but I hate Samsung. Just buy a nexus.

      • Rowan09

        You have an Apple Watch?

      • Alberto Espinal

        Are you ok? You have no fever right now? You should go to an eye Doctor!!

    • mp

      I’m disappointed in that comment Alberto, for one ‘trolling’ is a common term deployed across all comment threads on just about every tech site and some, sure they can be funny. When journalists or bloggers in this case provide the bullets, it’s an easier open invite to the comments and then no one should complain. When that flourishes you get a comments section which spreads into every comments section sooner or later and you end up with iCla***ied comments section that doesn’t make it worth reading.
      If your comments section become a constant bitch fight, rest assured the integrity of the site plummets. There will be no one to make money from with their click bait titles (see I just did one there).
      Sebastian, as I’ve stated before, some of you need to grow up.
      Leave the bitching to the bitches.
      End of another sermon.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Hey i didnt do that comment i just quoted at the last paragraph, i think it was funny, hey you should see what the android people think about us its not even funny!!

      • mp

        Yes I know you were just quoting Alberto, my disappointment is with Sebastian for writing it. I was just expressing that fact to you. Sebadtian is better than that hence my disappointment. If it was for a ‘tongue in cheek’ comment, it didn’t indicate as such.
        Look at it this way, Android/Windows/Blackberry phone users with their products ‘failures’ over time have made them prisoners to their feelings; whereas Apple phone users are prisoners to their success.
        End of second sermon. 🙂

  • Chindavon

    Samsung: To all the talented developers out there, we invite you to waste your time and build Apps for us. We know you won’t make any money, but you will be labeled cool because we’re not Apple.

    • Alberto Espinal

      Lol

  • Marvin

    “The new wearable device will be the 7th generation of Samsung ” oh man

    • Noohar

      Yeah; 7th Gen. Thinking the same thing…

      • coLin

        at least they don’t give up. that’s a good thing. plus, Samsung makes Apple better and better. so keep it going 🙂

      • mp

        In a way that’s partly correct. If Samsung folded tomorrow, could their chips or screens etc be replaced with the same volume or quality and speed of manufacture by another vendor?

  • Dan

    Developers, this is your chance to get your work featured on a device that has sold dozens of units in the year past.

    Fyi, Samsung sold 1.2 millions watches in 2014 and 1 million in 2013. The Apple watch will/has surpassed them for sure, but it’s far from dozens.

    I understand that this is an Apple blog, but seriously?