According to the report, Samsung executives claimed that Tizen is far more battery-efficient than Android Wear is. Samsung is already using its in-house OS for a range of other devices, such as smart TVs and refrigerators.
The news comes as no surprise, as the firm has only released a single Android Wear device: the Gear Live, which was launched alongside the LG G Watch as the first ever Android Wear smartwatches. Since then, and even before then, the firm has used Tizen in the Galaxy Gear, the trio of Gear 2 smartwatches, Gear S, and Gear S2.
This could be considered a blow to Google's wearable platform, as Samsung is the single largest vendor of Android smartphones; however, Android Wear has seen quite a bit of hardware from the likes of Motorola, Huawei, LG, and many others.
Update: A Samsung spokesperson has reached out to Neowin to issue the following statement:
Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.
Source: Fast Company