Samsung Galaxy Gear Compatibility Opens Up
Samsung's Galaxy Gear to be compatible with another 8 Galaxy smartphones
Samsung's Galaxy Gear was widely criticised when it was unveiled, because at launch the smartwatch was only compatible with the Galaxy Note 3. Even the most avid Samsung fans struggled to justify spending the £848 that it costs to buy both the Galaxy Gear and Note 3 together.
Good news... very soon you'll no longer need the highly-priced Galaxy Note 3 to enjoy Samsung's smartwatch.
The Korean company have confirmed that the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will be compatible with the Galaxy Gear after being updated to Android 4.3. The update has already begun rolling out to the 3 smartphones, and when you'll get it depends on your region and the operator your smartphone is locked to.
Samsung also revealed that the Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Zoom will also get Galaxy Gear support. Compatibility will be added in a separate update due to land at the end of October.
A couple of simple updates will open up the Galaxy Gear to millions of users across the UK. Could Samsung's smartwatch be a bit hit this Christmas? It's priced at £299, so it's a pretty expensive gift to buy a loved one.
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By Simon Thomas on 25th October, 2013