Samsung Galaxy Gear ‘lacks something special’, will be compatible with Galaxy S 4 in Oct followed by Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III in Dec


Lee Don-joo, the president of Samsung’s strategic marketing for mobile business recently talked to reporters about their upcoming curved display and added some interesting things about the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. When asked about the lack of excitement about the Gear, he defensively said, “The Galaxy Gear is a wow product. It’s a wholly new and must-have accessory,” said the vice president Lee, downplaying growing criticism about the wristwatch. “It only weighs 74 grams and it’s very easy to receive a call or send a text.”

Later, another Samsung official admitted the Gear might not be all that it’s cracked up to be, “We’ve acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment for user interface and user experience, Samsung devices will be better in terms of customer satisfaction.”

One of the biggest problems with the Galaxy Gear is the lack of compatibility with any phone other than the soon to be released Galaxy Note 3. Samsung has promised that it will come to the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S III, but when? Lee Don-joo added, “All functions of the Gear will be connected to the Galaxy S4 smartphone by next month and the connection will be expanded to Galaxy Note2 and Galaxy S3 by the end of December.”

The bottomline is that Samsung needs to open the Gear to all Android phones, but I suspect they want to iron out the kinks and get some user feedback before that happens.

source: UnwiredView
via: Korea Times

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.