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Samsung reminds us their Gear apps ecosystem is pretty big with over 1,000 apps available

Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear smart watches may not run the exciting new Android Wear platform made by Google, but they still get the job done. Samsung seems intent on busting any misconceptions that their smart watches don’t have any apps as they’ve posted a pretty convincing infographic.

Report: Samsung launching Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Samsung is set to launch an Android Wear powered smartwatch next week at Google I/O along with Motorola and LG.

Samsung Galaxy Gear update strips away Android in favor of Tizen

In an update hitting the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the smartwatch ditches Android in favor of Tizen. Guess that means it’s just “Samsung Gear” now, doesn’t it?

Samsung Android Wear smart watch still on track for later this year

Samsung still hasn’t shown anything on the Android Wear front, but reports suggest the South Korean company is still full-sail ahead on their plans to get the new smart watch out by the end of this year.

Get the original Galaxy Gear for $160 on Woot.com today only

Fancy a smart watch but don’t want to pay $300 for one? You can grab the original Samsung Galaxy Gear for just $160 on Woot.com today, so long as you’re OK with the fact that you’ll have to get your purchase order in by the end of the day.

Top 20 smart watches of the past, present and future to watch out for

While Google already rattled off a list of manufacturers we’ll be seeing making Android Wear smart watches (with two of those already having announced their products earlier today), the future is undoubtedly much brighter than it already is. We’re going to talk about 20 of the best smart watches available now, available in the future, and even those which haven’t even been made official as of yet.

Samsung to debut Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear sequel along side the S5 next week [RUMOR]

We’ve already got our flight booked for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It’s no secret that Samsung will officially unveil their next Galaxy flagship during their Unpacked 5 event on February 24th — that much we know. What we don’t know is what else Sammy has up their sleeve (literally). According to […]

Galaxy Gear on sale today for $150 at Best Buy

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is today’s Best Buy deal of the day with select color options going for as much as half off the normal retail price. Normally priced at $299.99, today only the Android-powered smartwatch can be purchased for $149.99 in a variety of colors.

Samsung Galaxy Gear gets $120 price cut in India, other regions could be on the way

Another indication that the Galaxy Gear might not be doing well is a recent price drop in India (and this isn’t some $20 discount that you’d be likely to overlook). Reports indicate the device has been discounted by $120, and that this is a permanent price adjustment.

Why would someone put Minuum Keyboard on a smart watch? [VIDEO]

Because they freaking can. Minuum decided to see how their one-line virtual keyboard could perform on what looks to be a Samsung Galaxy Gear. While it doesn’t look like the most swift typing job in the world, you have to consider that it’s being done on a screen smaller than pretty much any display you might have.

Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 launches April, confirms concurrent Gear sequel

We didn’t need a Samsung exec to make us believe that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be launching this April with all the rumors swirling about saying as much, but one of them confirmed that any. According to Bloomberg, Samsung’s vice president of mobile Lee Young Hee confirmed that, just as with all of their […]

Samsung’s bike protoype can dock and charge your Galaxy device [VIDEO]

It’s the first day of CES and Samsung’s booth was packed from the windows to the wall with looky-loos trying to get their mits all over Samsung’s upcoming wares. We just gave you guys a hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Pro tablets, but for the more active types, we were able to get a short […]

BMW and Samsung tag team vehicular connectivity with i3 and Galaxy Gear combo

This is a landmark year for automotive at CES with the announcement of the Open Automotive Alliance, but it’s founding members aren’t the only ones getting in on the action. Samsung and BMW have teamed up with a CES showcase to illustrate how their Galaxy Gear – Samsung’s smartwatch – can connect to BMW i3 electric car to improve driver experience.

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Gear ad might be the worst of the year [VIDEO]

We’ve been a little apprehensive about the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the real usefulness it offers outside the hardcore tech crowd. A smartwatch that has been struggling to hit mainstream success (compatibility outside Galaxy devices hasn’t helped), one area Samsung really knocked it out of the ballpark was in the initial ad spots that accompanied […]

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 gets Android 4.3 upgrade; Samsung plans Galaxy Gear upgrade for improved notifications

Joining a long line of Samsung phones getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean recently is T-Mobile’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The upgrade is rolling out over-the-air starting today, and will bring the premium suite upgrades we’ve talked so much about before. This includes improvements to the camera, support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart […]