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Samsung Gear S standalone smartwatch heading to US carriers this fall

09/24, 7:49am

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon to carry 3G-enabled Gear S

Samsung has confirmed it will be releasing the Gear S smartwatch in the United States. Launched last month, the standalone smartwatch with a curved two-inch 360x480 Super AMOLED display will be heading to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon sometime this fall, though the manufacturer has yet to confirm exactly when it will be available.

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Samsung unveils Gear S with SIM card, curved display, Gear Circle

08/28, 6:47am

Gear S smartwatch can operate independently from smartphone with own 3G connection

Samsung has unveiled a new Gear smartwatch and earphones before its Unpacked event at IFA. The Gear S updates the original device's bulky design into a slimline and stylish smartwatch with a curved two-inch 360x480 Super AMOLED display, though unlike the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, this edition adds the SIM card and 3G connection from the rumored Gear Solo, allowing it to work independently from a smartphone.

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Samsung rumored to add round-faced smartwatch to Gear range

08/26, 6:26am

Report claims round Samsung Gear smartwatch in development

Samsung may be preparing to join the ranks of LG and Motorola, by developing a round-faced smartwatch. A report claims the company is working on the device, though despite the expected appearance of the Moto 360 and a new round LG G Watch at IFA, it is unclear when or even if Samsung will be bringing the device to market.

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Samsung rumored to launch Gear Solo at Unpacked event

08/08, 7:34am

Standalone Samsung smartwatch could be unveiled next month

The Gear Solo, a rumored standalone smartwatch in the Samsung Gear range, may be announced next month before the IFA tradeshow, according to a report. It is believed the company will use its Unpacked event on September 3rd to show the watch alongside other expected smartphone launches, including the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Alpha.

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Samsung's Android Wear smartwatch could be called Gear Live

06/25, 6:53am

Rumored Android Wear device from Samsung has similar specifications to Gear 2 Neo

Samsung's rumored Android Wear smartwatch, expected to be unveiled at Google I/O today, is reportedly called the Samsung Gear Live. The same report also claims the device will have a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display and a resolution of 320x320, along with a list of specifications relatively similar to that of Samsung's existing smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

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Samsung trademarks 'Gear Store' for possible smartwatch app store

06/20, 10:26am

Trademark hints at dedicated app store for Gear smartwatches, wearable devices

New trademark filings suggest Samsung may be launching an app store for its Gear wearable device collection in the future. A listing for the 'Gear Store' has surfaced in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, along with the back-up 'Samsung Gear Store' registration, seemingly showing the Korean manufacturer is looking to create a unified app store, one that may not stop with smartwatches.

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WSJ: Samsung prepares standalone Gear Solo for June, July launch

05/23, 4:03pm

Samsung Gear Solo smart watch could appear on carriers in US, Europe, South Korea

Samsung could be preparing to launch another smart watch between June and July, this time the rumored standalone version, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report claims Samsung is currently in talks to bring the device, which could be called the Gear Solo, to carriers in the United States, Europe, and its native South Korea, and will apparently retain most of the features of the Gear 2 watches released this year.

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Samsung reportedly planning Gear Glass headset launch for September

05/14, 10:16am

Competitor to Google Glass could be unveiled by Samsung at IFA

Samsung may launch its own version of Google Glass in September, according to a report. The manufacturer is preparing to reveal "Gear Glass" in time for IFA 2014, an electronics show held in early September in Berlin, Germany, and like the Gear 2 smart watch, it is believed that the device will run using Tizen as its operating system instead of Android.

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Samsung Gear 2 Solo standalone smart watch spotted on import site

05/07, 9:16am

Rumored Samsung smart watch with cellular connection heads to India

Samsung's Gear Solo has been spotted for a second time, suggesting a launch of the standalone smart watch is on the way. The listing on Zauba, an Indian import data site, shows the device being transported from South Korea for "R & D" or research and development purposes, though the name has been tweaked from the original Gear Solo registration to the Gear 2 Solo instead.

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Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit ship globally

04/11, 7:50am

Flagship Samsung smartphone, smart watches go on sale today

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone on sale in 125 countries, as part of its global launch. Initially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, the flagship smartphone is being sold in stores and through carriers in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the majority of Asia, flanked by the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit smart watches.

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Samsung registers 'Gear Solo' name in Korea for rumored smart watch

04/09, 10:45am

Samsung Gear Solo may be smart watch with own cellular access

Samsung's smart watch with cellular connectivity is apparently called the Gear Solo, according to reports. Continuing earlier rumors, the device being worked on between the manufacturer and SK Telecom is said to have its own cellular radio, allowing it to work as a standalone device using its own SIM card instead of connecting to a smartphone.

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Briefly: Samsung Galaxy S5 baby monitor, EE expands coverage

03/30, 9:09pm

Samsung adds baby monitoring feature to Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 can be used as a baby monitor, when used in conjunction with a Gear smart watch. SoyaCincau discovered the Samsung flagship includes a "Baby crying detector" feature that will send a vibrating alert to a paired Gear if it hears a nearby child makes a sound. Leaked screenshots note it will work best when the smartphone is placed within 1 meter (3 feet) of the child in a room with no background noise, followed by a large number of parental warnings and disclaimers.

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US carriers detail pre-orders for Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit [u]

03/20, 3:05pm

Pre-orders for Galaxy S5 start tomorrow on both carriers

(Updated with T-Mobile launch details) AT&T and US Cellular will be putting up Samsung's flagship smartphone for pre-order tomorrow, with AT&T also preparing to sell the manufacturer's new wearable devices. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on both, as well as the Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches and the Gear Fit on AT&T, will be available to order through the carrier's stores and websites, with devices set to ship in early April.

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Gear sequel to have curved, flexible display

01/28, 7:57am

Revised Samsung smart watch will have updated design

The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch could be launched in March or April at a London event, according to a report. The smart watch is also said to have a curved or flexible OLED screen, instead of the original's 1.6-inch AMOLED version, along with a new updated design that could help Samsung gain more acceptance in the wearable devices market.

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Android 4.3 heading to Samsung Galaxy S 4, S III in October

09/05, 4:36am

Software update to add support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung will be bringing Android 4.3 to two more Galaxy devices later this year, after revealing its new Galaxy Note 3 will ship with the latest version of Jelly Bean. Both the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S 4 will receive the mobile operating system update, which will be issued to carriers sometime in October, and will reach customer devices shortly afterward.

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Screenshot leak shows Samsung Galaxy Gear to have 'lost watch' feature

08/30, 7:26am

Gear Manager app to change watch face, app settings on Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will pair with a smartphone over NFC, according to newly-leaked screenshots. Images said to be from the Samsung Gear Manager app show that the Galaxy Gear will initially pair quickly over NFC, with further connections between phone and watch to take place over its low-power Bluetooth 4.0 radio.

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Samsung executive confirms Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch next month

08/27, 12:20pm

Smartwatch to be revealed at same time as Galaxy Note III

An executive at Samsung has confirmed that its smartwatch will be launching at its September 4th event at IFA, alongside the Galaxy Note III. Mobile business executive vice president Lee Young-hee said that Samsung will "be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear" at the event, though initial reports of a flexible screen are apparently incorrect.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch reportedly set for September 4th launch

08/15, 6:35am

Report claims Galaxy Gear reveal occurring on same day as Galaxy Note 3 launches

Samsung is going to launch its long-rumored smartwatch at its Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 event on September 4th, according to a report. The smartwatch, named the Samsung Galaxy Gear according to recent trademark filings, could end up sharing the company stage at the IFA event in Germany with the expected Galaxy Note 3.

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Samsung smartwatch render using patent application surfaces

08/08, 5:59am

Samsung smartwatch patent turned into render

The team at Voucher Codes Pro has engaged a graphic designer to mock up renders of what a recently filed Samsung smartwatch design patent would look like in the flesh. If the device, rumored to be called the Samsung Gear, reaches the market in this form it could be a runaway hit. Samsung has been developing flexible AMOLED technology, which it has dubbed Samsung Youm, for a number of years, but has yet to ship a product it. A wristwatch could be the most practical way of bringing the tech to a shipping device.

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Briefly: PureGear's new smartphone cases, Altego unveils laptop bags

08/07, 7:30pm

Smartphone Support System now available for Samsung Galaxy S4

On Monday, case maker PureGear announced the availability of its Smartphone Support System for Samsung Galaxy S4. First released for iPhone 5, S4 owners can now buy this versatile case system. The unit is the first to deliver a variety of functional options for the Galaxy S4, allowing users to position their smartphone as needed by propping it up, or clipping it to an object. Available in black/black and white/gray, the Smartphone Support System is priced at $35 at PureGear as well as a variety of US Retailers.

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New Samsung trademark filing names rumored smartwatch as Galaxy Gear

08/06, 6:29am

Second 'Gear' filing narrows focus to smartwatches, confirms name

Samsung may be bringing its long-rumored smartwatch under its Galaxy branding, according to a new trademark filing. Following on from an earlier trademark registration filed in late June of this year for the "Samsung Gear," the company has opted to file another registration, but this time for "Samsung Galaxy Gear."

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