Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Compatibility To Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, And More

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News Posted: Mon, Oct 28 2013 11:24 AM
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
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
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.
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ajm531 replied on Mon, Oct 28 2013 9:55 PM

Glad to see samsung expanding such neat features to not just their super high end models. I mean even the Mega is getting these. Why the mega? I dont know but its getting so good news for those that got one. also samsung has improved quite a bit in the updates department.

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