Posts tagged with: Galaxy Gear
  • by | November 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | November 27, 2013 2:19 AM

    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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  • by | November 24, 2013 5:02 PM

    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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  • by | November 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | November 19, 2013 8:44 AM

    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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  • by | November 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    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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  • by | November 15, 2013 3:22 PM

    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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  • by | October 28, 2013 1:24 PM

    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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  • by | October 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | October 25, 2013 4:28 PM

    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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  • by | October 24, 2013 7:05 PM

    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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  • by | October 24, 2013 4:31 PM

    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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  • by | October 24, 2013 10:04 AM

    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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  • by | October 24, 2013 10:03 AM

    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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  • by | October 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial results of BBM for iOS and Android, which are surprisingly quite positive. Microsoft is next as the company will retain the first-generation Surface for another year, though with a different name this time. We then talk about Samsung and its Galaxy Gear, and when to expect compatibility with other Galaxy smartphones aside from the Note 3. Sony takes the spotlight next as the company has already begun sending press invites for their possible announcement of the Xperia Z1S. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and how the ...

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