Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 might launch sooner than you’d think

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch arrived to a mixed reception. While hardware elements like a high quality display and integrated camera were praised, its high price and limited compatibility helped put a damper on interest. If you were hoping to get something a little different than what Samsung ultimately delivered, it sounds like you may not have that long to wait, with a new rumor suggesting that Samsung could plan to launch its follow-up smartwatch as soon as early next year.

We’ve known that Samsung is interested in one day releasing another smartwatch to follow the Galaxy Gear, but the timetable suggested here is far more advanced than we were expecting. Supposedly, Samsung wants to a get a quick assessment of the market from the start of Galaxy Gear sales, learn what it needs to, and subsequently tweak the design of this presumed Galaxy Gear 2 in time to introduce the watch at the CES or MWC in early 2014.

Honestly, that schedule sounds a little optimistic, as we’d assume that a good portion of this year’s Galaxy Gear sales will take place in and around the holiday season – not much time to make useful assessments and craft new hardware for expos in January and February. Then again, maybe Samsung already has a few designs going and just intends to use sales data to decided which to move forward with.

Source: Digital Times (Google Translate)
Via: The Droid Guy

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!