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This article was published on September 3, 2015

Samsung releases Tizen SDK for Gear S2 to the developer community at-large

Samsung releases Tizen SDK for Gear S2 to the developer community at-large Image by: Napier Lopez
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Excited for the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2? The company is expecting over 1,000 apps at launch, but that number could grow exponentially with today’s release of a Tizen SDK specifically for the wearable.

Developers will be able to build native Web and native apps with the new SDK, using Tizen APIs. There are also features to let the Gear S2 act as a standalone device, tapping into location, network and call APIs so you can leave your phone at home.

The Gear S2 Tizen SDK was announced in April, and Samsung offered an early access program for interested developers. Those testers were able to submit applications for the Gear S2 on August 18.

If you’re a developer interested in making apps for the Gear S2 (or Tizen), the SDK is available on Samsung’s developer website.

➤ Samsung Wearables