Samsung Galaxy Gear will work with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Note 2
By Charles Miller on September 26, 2013
Samsung has touted again to rollout the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to three of its high-end Galaxy devices namely Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Note 2.
During the global launch of Galaxy Gear, Lee Don-joo, President of Marketing Strategies for mobile division at Samsung told The Korea Times about the availability of Android 4.3 for the flagship devices including Galaxy Note 2. “All functions of the Gear will be connected to the Galaxy S4 smartphone by next month, and the connection will be expanded to Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 by the end of December,” said Don-joo.
He explained how the Galaxy Gear works using Bluetooth Smart technology aka Bluetooth LE, exclusively present on Android 4.3 platform, to exchange data and information with the smartwatch.
The Galaxy Gear is a wow product. It’s a wholly new and must-have accessory.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, an essential for all Galaxy Gear features will be coming to Galaxy S4 next month while the compatibility will be extended to Galaxy S3 and Note 2 by the end of December.
The South Korean group seems to have favored the latest smartphone, launched last spring, focusing to deliver the official update on the device in the shortest possible time.
As it always happens in these cases, the availability timings are to be considered for the purchased versions without contractual ties. Whereas, users are usually forced to wait a few more weeks before they see the notification for the availability of the update. In addition, it may take several days to reach all territories. Dates are still indicative, but for the first time limited to a definite period.