When Samsung announced the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo last month, the news came with the confirmation that the company was dropping Android from both devices. Instead, both smart watches are powered by Tizen. This may not mean all that much for consumers in the short term, but it does impact developers. For you, Samsung has just shared the first version of the Tizen SDK aimed at wearables. This is what you need to grab if you intend to build apps for the company's two intelligent wristwatches.


Samsung has versions of the SDK available for Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. The file size is small, coming in at under 5MB. You can get it by hitting up the link below. Then hit up Samsung's guide for more details.

Tizen Developers via Samsung Mobile Press

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Bill Bynum

    super irritating they didn't open these up to ALL android phones. i would totally buy one of the "fit" versions of this product but no, samsung has to be the apple of android. suck it samsung.

  • Michael

    I also wish it was open to just samsung devices. Sure you can root the Gear 1 and connect to whatever you want but the initial limitation killed the dev community before it started.

  • sally

    Does the sdk support freebsd ?

    • Floss

      Your post makes no sense.