When Samsung unveiled its next-generation smartwatch—the Gear S2—on Monday, there were concerns that the device would only work with the company's own smartphones and offer a limited number of apps.
This was because the smartwatch ran on Tizen—Samsung's own operating system—rather than the widely used Android Wear by Google.
But the South Korean electronics giant revealed Thursday that its smartwatch will be compatible with several Android devices rather than just its own phones and is launching with more than 1,000 apps. Samsung released its early access to its developer program back in April. In comparison, Google's latest tally in May put the number of apps on Android Wear at more than 4,000.