That didn’t take long. Less than a month after the Galaxy Gear
smartwatch launched on carriers
with the the Galaxy Note 3 as its only partner, Samsung
announced that an upcoming Premium Suite software update will allow the Galaxy Gear to play nicely with several other handsets, most notably the Galaxy S4
The list also includes the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, which will see the rollout of the new software starting today, and the Galaxy S4 Active
, Galaxy S4 mini, and Galaxy Mega
phablet will get it in the coming months.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
In addition to substantially expanding Galaxy Gear compatibility, the software update will bring Android
4.3 and Easy Mode, Multi Window, “advanced camera options”, and other new features and functionality on which Samsung did not elaborate. The update will also include SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise) and the KNOX
security solution that specializes in keeping work and personal data segregated on one device.
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
The update will vary somewhat carrier to carrier in terms of both timing and feature set, so you may have to be patient while the rollout commences.