Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Compatibility to More Galaxy Smartphones

IMG_6753As you know, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is out now but has one major technical flaw, it only works with the Galaxy Note 3. If you own this phone, great, you can use the Gear. If you don’t, then buying the Gear is useless at the moment and will only function as a basic watch. Well, that’s about to change. Samsung today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III will receive the Premium Suite software update in the coming weeks that makes the devices compatible with Samsung Galaxy Gear. That’s a welcome update for owners of these devices. Not only that, they will also receive an update to Android 4.3. The Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy S 4 mini and Galaxy Mega will also receive an update in the coming months to be compatible with Galaxy Gear.

Updates will be dependent on the carrier and will roll out over the next few weeks.

Press Release

Dallas, TX – October 28, 2013 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy Note® II and Galaxy S® III will receive the Premium Suite software update in the coming weeks that makes the devices compatible with Samsung Galaxy Gear. Premium Suite timing and features vary by carrier and product, with updates beginning today.

Galaxy Gear extends the Galaxy smartphone experience to your wrist and enhances everyday moments with real time updates for quick and convenient access. Now, owners of the latest Galaxy smartphones will be able to stay connected with discreet notifications and tap into the exceptional features of Galaxy Gear, such as hands-free calling, music control and S Voice™ access.

In addition to Galaxy Gear compatibility, Samsung’s Premium Suite will bring Android 4.3 and additional features to these premiere smartphones. The update brings the flagship experiences introduced on the Galaxy S 4 to the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III including updated Easy Mode, Multi Window™, advanced camera options, and additional features with new functionality.

All of the smartphones receiving the update are SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise), giving users the confidence that their device is suitable for use in the workplace. Additionally, the devices will be ready for KNOX™, Samsung’s comprehensive solution that enhances Android security from the hardware layer to the application layer and allows users to safely and efficiently separate work and personal data on a single device.

The Galaxy S® 4 mini and Galaxy Mega™ will also receive an update in the coming months to be compatible with Galaxy Gear.

Timing for Premium Suite and features in software updates will vary by wireless carrier and product.

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