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Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Compatibility to Older Devices

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Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Compatibility to Older Devices

Samsung has announced that it will be expanding the compatibility of its new Galaxy Gear smart watch. Support for the smart watch will come to the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S III in the coming weeks. Support will come as part of the Premium Suite software update.

That date is being rolled out with features that vary by carrier and the update begins its rollout today. Exactly when the update lands depends on your device and your carrier. The update will allow the Galaxy Gear smart watch to be used with these three new devices with discrete notifications and support for hands-free calling, music control, and more.

Samsung also announced that the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy Mega will also be receiving the update to support the Galaxy Gear in the coming months. The Galaxy Gear has proven to be relatively unpopular due in part to limited compatibility and the high price of around $299.

 

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Best Buy Accidentally Revealed How Much Motorola's Google-Powered Smartwatch Will Cost (GOOG)

Source: The Business Insider

Motorola is expected to reveal more information about its Moto 360 smartwatch next month, but it looks like Best Buy has already beat them to it. The electronics retailer posted a product page for Motorola's new smartwatch, revealing that it will cost $249.99. At that price, the Moto 360 will cost a little more than Samsung's Gear Live smartwatch ($199) and the Pebble Steel ($229), but slightly less than the Samsung Gear 2 ($299). The Moto 360's product page on Best Buy has s ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 2 days ago, 7:35am CDT
 


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Rumor: 'A8' chip in Apple's 'iPhone 6' will stick to 1GB of RAM

Source: Apple Insider

A newly leaked document claiming to be a schematic for Apple's next-generation "A8" processor expected to power the "iPhone 6" claims the chip will come with 1 gigabyte of RAM, falling short of competing devices like Samsung' ...
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LG G Watch 2: Ready for a smartwatch sequel already?

Source: Fifth Gear

The LG G Watch was only announced a couple of months ago and has been available for even less amount of time, but already it looks like LG could be readying a sequel to the Android Wear wristwatch, and it may be unleashed at this year’s IFA event taking place next month! While the original LG G Watch is a fairly affordable rival to Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch, could the follow-up be a high-end Apple iWatch rival? Read on for al ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 3 days ago, 4:15am CDT
 

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Ritot Projection smartwatch: Beam notifications and the time right onto your hand!

Source: Fifth Gear

Meet the Ritot Projection watch, which is a smart timepiece with a difference. As the name hints, it projects everything you need to know straight onto your hand, which means there’s no need for a screen, giving you a wearable that looks more like a bracelet or vibrant fitness band than a smartwatch. Fancy one of these? It’s not just the time that the Ritot is capable of projecting onto your hand in huge numbers, as the watch can hook up to your smartp ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 3 days ago, 6:00pm CDT
 

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Apple wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award for ‘Misunderstood’ holiday ad

Source: 9to5Mac

Here’s some good news for Apple amid several months of controversy surrounding the Cupertino-company’s marketing efforts: Apples’ 2013 Holiday season television commercial “Misunderstood” has won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for most “outstanding commercial” in 2014. The award was announced on the Emmy’s winners list last night, and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards are presented for “guest performers on television dramas and comedy series, as well as the many talented artists and craftsp ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 3 days ago, 3:54pm CDT
 

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In Depth: 10 awesome things your smartphone will do next

Source: Tech Radar

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Source: Mac World

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A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price

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All of the Moto X+1’s specs just leaked ahead of next month’s announcement

Source: BGR

Motorola will finally unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone during an event in Chicago on September 4th. The handset, which is regularly referred to as the "Moto X+1," will face the steepest imaginable competition following its debut; Samsung is widely expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 4 one day prior to Motorola's event, and Apple will take the wraps off of the completely redesig ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR 5 days ago, 3:10pm CDT
 

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