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Samsung breathes new life into the Galaxy Gear, offers optional update to Tizen

Samsung has breathed new life into its original smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, by offering an optional update to the new Tizen operating system, bringing it into line with the newer Gear 2.

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Samsung is making another smartwatch, and it will run Android Wear

If you’ve been waiting for a Samsung smartwatch that runs on Android Wear, you’re about to be rewarded for your patience. A Samsung executive said that his company’s fifth smartwatch would be coming out later this year.

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Amazon says it’s acquiring digital comics platform comiXology

Amazon on Thursday announced it's reached an agreement to acquire digital comics platform comiXology. The startup's growing success has led the New York-based firm to be dubbed "the iTunes of comic books."

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Samsung’s Gear 2 ditches Android (and the Galaxy name), picks up fitness sensors

Unable to wait for its February 24 Unpacked 5 event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has announced the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, which replace the Android OS from the original with Tizen.

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New Galaxy Gear models appear in fuzzy leaked images [UPDATED]

With Mobile World Congress just days away, the rumors are coming thick and fast. The latest new products to break cover are the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, shown off via Twitter.

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2 million smartwatches were sold last year, and Galaxy Gear is leading

The latest research shows nearly two million smartwatches were sold during 2013, with Android and Samsung's Galaxy Gear taking a high percentage of the sales.

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Prepare for the Galaxy Band, Samsung’s first fitness band

Samsung may be following up its Galaxy Gear smartwatch with a new fitness tracker. Tentatively known as the Galaxy Band, it's being touted for launch during Mobile World Congress 2014.

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Samsung hits back at reports claiming it’s only sold 50,000 Galaxy Gear units

A slew of reports Monday claimed Samsung had up to now sold just 50,000 units of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the two months since launch. Today, however, the Korean tech company responded, saying the figure is actually 800,000.

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Galaxy Gear smartwatch to be compatible with more Galaxy phones by the end of October

Samsung has announced it's preparing to add support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch to more Galaxy smartphones, through an Android 4.3 software update scheduled to start appearing later this month.

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Curve your enthusiasm: Samsung’s shotgun approach to phones hits no bullseyes

Samsung stumbled with the Galaxy Gear smart watch, and now it's rushing to release the first flexible display in a smartphone. Does the company have what it takes to lead the field?

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Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear on sale at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

T-Mobile has confirmed it will be selling the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch from early October, and that you'll need $500 in your pocket on the day if you want the pair.

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Galaxy Gear can run lots of regular Android apps, with a little tinkering

Got a Galaxy Gear? Eager to do more with it? If you're the tinkering type, you may be interested to know that it's possible to sideload regular Android apps onto your new smartwatch, though admittedly some will work better than others.

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Samsung pushes its Gear smartwatch with three ads in one weekend

Samsung's Galaxy Gear landed in US stores last week, prompting the Korean tech giant to launch a marketing drive designed to get consumers excited about its new wrist-based gadget.

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Galaxy Gear hits Best Buy as Samsung exec says watch ‘lacks something special’

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch hits Best Buy for pre-order Friday, with the retail giant the only store to offer it in all six available colors – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

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Rumor: Galaxy Gear sequel coming soon with lower price and wider device support

Samsung is rumored to be working on the sequel to its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and it could be out early next year with cutdown specs, a cheaper price and more device compatibility.

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