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Samsung confirms next generation Gear smartwatch to have round display

Samsung Gear SDK round face teaser

Rumours that Samsung was working on a round-faced smartwatch have been around since the start of the year. Details have slowly been trickling out since then and we now expect Samsung to unveil the Samsung Gear A in the fall, possibly at CTIA 2015 in September. Samsung today effectively confirmed it is working on a round-faced smartwatch when it announced […]

Samsung updates Samsung Gear app

Samsung Gear app

As Samsung begins to roll out Android Lollipop updates to its mobile devices, it has also updated its Samsung Gear app (formerly known as Gear Manager) to connect and manage its Gear smartwatches from Samsung devices. Some early recipients of the Lollipop update have reported compatibility issues between the two, prompting Samsung to issue an update. Two specific issues have […]

Samsung readying five new Gear wearables?

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After unveling its first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, (if we don’t count the SPH-WP10 standalone watchphone launched in 1999) in 2013, Samsung unveiled a range of new Gear devices in 2014. It launched five new wearables, including the fitness-focused Gear Fit and the Gear S with built-in 3G connectivity which was announced at September’s IFA 2014 event. Early signs suggest that Samsung will have […]

Samsung dominates nascent smartwatch market

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Confirming wide interest in wearables, the global smartwatch market is growing quickly. Shipments in Q1 2014 grew 250% year over year according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. In all, some 700,000 smartwatches were shipped during the quarter. Samsung, which dominates the smartphone market, shipped about 500,000 of those, giving it a 71% market share. In comparison, it shipped 1 […]

Preview video suggests Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen update almost ready

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Many wondered what would happen to the original Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear when Samsung unveiled the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches powered by Tizen only months later. While many expected Samsung to abandon its first attempt completely, the company instead indicated that it would upgrade it to Tizen. It provided no timeline as to when such an update […]

Original Samsung Galaxy Gear to be upgraded to Tizen

Samsung Galaxy Gear

When Samsung unveiled its new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, it revealed that it had dropped the Android operating system in favour of the new Tizen-based platform. Needless to say, early Galaxy Gear adopters were quick to start wondering what the move meant for Samsung’s first generation effort. Fortunately, there is good news coming out of Mobile World […]