Posts tagged with: Galaxy Gear
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    The small size of smartwatches makes them extremely portable (and we wouldn't strap them to our wrists if they weren't) but that's also what leads to numerous problems: if we could give smartwatches batteries the size of those we use in smartphones, our power concerns would go out the window. Size also plays a role in how we enter text on these devices; voice-based text entry sure can seem like an elegant solution, but not every social situation is going to be appropriate for speaking text aloud. Is there any hope for on-screen keyboards with screens this small? We've already seen some ...

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    Samsung Galaxy Gear? Cool little smartwatch, and what it lacks in battery life, it tries to make up for with attractive features like that strap-mounted camera. But maybe the largest hurdle it's yet to overcome is that of compatibility; unless you've got a Samsung smartphone – and even then, only one of a few select models running the latest software – the watch is practically going to waste. That is, unless you're willing to get you hands a little dirty, roll up your sleeves, and manually configure your Nexus 5 to play nicely with the Galaxy Gear. Over the past couple weeks, this ...

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    Those rocking a Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch from Verizon should be on the lookout for a software update that will install version V700XXUAMK to their wrists. A Verizon support document for the refresh has been spotted (at the source below) and it lists the changes included with this release, under three categories: stability and performance improvements, solved issues, and changes made. Improvements include advancements for S Voice search, pedometer accuracy, screensaver turn on time, battery life, NFC pairing animation, messaging application, and Today’s Schedule connectivity. ...

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    The week before CES, Michael and I were discussing what Pebble could possibly announce at the show. We knew it had a press event scheduled for Monday, January 6 in Las Vegas, one day before CES actually started. I recall blatantly saying, "Whatever it is, it isn't hardware. That's for sure." I was at the Pebble press event in 2013 and CEO Eric Migicovsky stood in front of a small group of press and boldly said, Pebble is future-proofed. He explained how the major updates for Pebble in the foreseeable future would be software-only, no hardware updates. I don't think anyone could have ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new plans to reimburse you for early termination fees from competing carriers. We then move to the Moto G as the device has just landed at Verizon for just $100 on a pre-paid plan. Up next we have Archos, a company we haven't talked about before, and its plans for a $50 smartwatch later this year. We later talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumored frame that just got leaked, aside from more details on the phone's camera. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and its plans for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 4. All this ...

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    We can't deny that Samsung has been full of success stories in the last couple of years, and proof of that has been behind its Galaxy line-up, which has been a blockbuster since its first iteration. That said, one of the biggest reasons why we know that the current Galaxy S has been successful in its design, is the fact that almost every other phone they make looks like it. This year has been a little different, and we can see this in the Galaxy Note 3, which looks very different to the Galaxy S4. As it turns out, the company has admitted that the Galaxy S4 disappointed a lot of people ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    We only just got done telling you about the new wearable gadget Sony appears to be developing, and how while it might be a smartwatch, it could just as easily be something a little more streamlined – like a fitness tracker. We're switching gears a little as we now turn our attention to Samsung, but we're still in very much the same place thematically, as we get word that Samsung may be working on a tracker of its own, the so-called Galaxy Band. From the sound of things, the Galaxy Band would be a the sort of sensor-packed accessory we're well familiar with thanks to companies like Nike ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 7 Jailbreak, and the reason why we recommend you wait a little. Then we go through the possible launch dates for iOS 7.1, and even the iPhone 6, which is rumored to launch early. We later cover the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 630/635 which is rumored to even include a dual-SIM slot. Samsung follows the news as we talk about their terrible new Galaxy Gear ad, which has gone viral in a negative way. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what to expect about curved displays. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    If there's one thing we associate with Samsung's incredible success in the smartphone market, it's the company's promotional acumen: it has the money to fund effecting advertising campaigns, and generally makes smart decisions about doing so. Perhaps that success is what makes its misses all the more noteworthy, and there's a new Galaxy Gear spot we just saw published over the weekend that's getting a lot of attention – though for all the wrong reasons. Just as the public's a little apprehensive about Google Glass and the introduction of wearable cameras, the wrist-mounted cam on the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3 reaching the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the US, and the software updates that are also arriving for the US-variant of the Galaxy Gear. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the full list of rumored specifications, and even the fact that there may be more than one phone. Nokia follows the news as the company has just released the budget-friendly Lumia 525. Motorola is next as we have more details on the wooden Moto X. We end today's show talking about the fact that Apple is finally meeting demand with the iPhone 5S. All this and ...

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    There's still a lot of controversy regarding how many Galaxy Gear devices Samsung sold, but, if you're among those who own such a wearable piece of tech, and you're in the US, you should receive an update that improves the functionality of your smartwatch. This appears to be roughly the same refresh that went out to Galaxy Gear devices in other regions on November 15, and was focused mainly on improving the notification system. After applying the firmware update your smartwatch should offer you notifications from "most third party apps", as Samsung puts it, including applications ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering alternatives to the popular flagships in the market, it's always good to know what's worth your money, and what's not. We don't blame you for wanting to try some of the new products in the market at the moment, but for their price, it's not like if it's inexpensive to just try something new. We know a lot of you are still on the ropes trying to decide what to buy this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap, or if you're wanting a tablet upgrade as well. 2013 has shown just how great technology ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's plans to upgrade the company's current smartphone line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat. We then talk about Samsung, the results in sales of the Galaxy Gear, and what to believe and not believe. We follow the news with some more rumors of Apple building a bigger iPad at 12.9-inches, and why this makes sense since we currently have the iPad Air and iPad mini, along with the iPad mini with Retina Display. Later we talk about the possibility of a 128-bit chip for smartphones and tablets, as if 64-bits wasn't enough for you. We end today's show ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Gear, the company's "unripe fruit", has sold 50,000 units worldwide; that was the information circulating on the internet yesterday, based on a report from Business Korea. To put an end to all speculation, as well as try to rebuild the already "not so good" image of the product, Samsung Electronics has made some numbers public. The company brags about 800,000 units sold since the Galaxy Gear's debut two months ago, making it the world's most popular smartwatch. This number is, according to the company, exceeding its own expectations, and, as you can probably judge, it is ...

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    Sometimes, it sure sounds like Samsung has its foot in its mouth when it comes to discussing the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Back in September, we had an executive talking about how the company acknowledges that the watch “lacks something special,” and subsequent reports had it looking like the watch wasn't catching on with shoppers. On one hand, it's refreshing to hear a company talk about a new product in realistic terms, but there's a real risk that Samsung's lack of enthusiasm could be spilling over to consumers. Today we find Samsung back in the hot seat, with EVP and head of ...

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    Little by little, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been coming into its own. Updates have finally started arriving for pre-Note-3 handsets in order to bring them Gear compatibility, and now today we learn of the arrival of an update for the Gear Manager app, dramatically improving the quality of notifications. After all, getting notifications right on your wrist is one of the big reasons a lot of people are interested in smartwatches, but the implementation on the Galaxy Gear thus far has left more than a bit to be desired – for most apps, all you could get on the watch was an ...

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    If Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is ever going to catch on, it needs to start working with a whole lot more Androids. Last week, we heard the company talk about its efforts to begin upgrading existing models to Android 4.3, and in the process give those phones compatibility with the Galaxy Gear. We also saw a leaked document offer a schedule by which US carriers might start making those updates available. Today, not only do we get confirmation from Samsung that these updates are on their way, but we see Verizon's Galaxy S 4 start getting its own update, right on that leaked schedule. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's record quarter results, and the fact that their high-end phones aren't their highest contributor. We then talk about some leaked documents from Best Buy that claim that the Galaxy Gear is getting returned in alarming rates. The LG G Flex is up next as we have more leaks that talk about US variants and specifications. The iPhone 5S and 5C take the spotlight next as studies talk about bad sensitivity in the display. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 and its possible release date, along with reports that an LTE ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Gear may not be the perfect smartwatch (by a long shot), but it's easily one of the most ambitious models we've seen to date, and we've found both a lot to like about it, as well as more than a few things we could live without. You've heard our opinions, but how does the smartphone-using public feel about this accessory? Some leaked retailer docs give us a glimpse into state of Galaxy Gear sales, and it doesn't sound like great news for everyone. This leak comes from within Best Buy, where associates are being presented with a survey to help Samsung figure out why Best Buy ...

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    I know that headline needs explaining. Couple things right up front: The tablet market has positively exploded in the past few years. From a 2010 high of 17 million units shipped (thanks in large part to the then-new iPad) to a Gartner projection of 184 million units shipped in 2013, the tablet is doing just fine, thanks. As a category, smartwatches would be lucky to find success even close to that. Even the bullish Canalys forecast for a 900% increase in smart watch shipments in 2014 would only translate to 5 million units hitting humanity's wrists. Even giving the above numbers some ...

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    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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    At Pocketnow, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been the subject of hands-ons, comparisons, podcasts, and innumerable editorial attacks and praises. We haven't seen a device -or really, a product category- this polarizing since wireless charging dominated last summer's news cycle. The old cliché rings more true of the Galaxy Gear than most tech accessories: you either love it, or you hate it. Here's another cliché: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Today, we're switching from fighting the extremes to embracing them - and as such, we're rolling polar with this review. We've toned down the ...

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    At Pocketnow, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been the subject of hands-ons, comparisons, podcasts, and innumerable editorial attacks and praises. We haven't seen a device -or really, a product category- this polarizing since wireless charging dominated last summer's news cycle. The old cliché rings more true of the Galaxy Gear than most tech accessories: you either love it, or you hate it. Here's another cliché: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Today, we're switching from fighting the extremes to embracing them - and rolling polar with this review. We've toned down the spec talk and ...

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