Samsung's original Galaxy Gear was one of the first in an initial wave of Android smartwatches. It ran Android at a time where a smartwatch was not a form factor that Google had anticipated for their operating system. Because of issues with software support and battery life, Samsung began releasing smartwatches that ran on their own Tizen operating system. Samsung also committed to updating the original Galaxy Gear from Android to Tizen. This staged rollout began earlier in May of this year, and it is now rolling out to Galaxy Gear users in United States. Samsung is promising that the update gives users access to a greater catalog of apps, along with software improvements that bring it closer to feature parity with the Gear...

Your Thoughts on the Wearables Market

For the past couple of years we've noticed a shift in focus of dominant players in the smartphone space. As the smartphone market moves from rapid expansion to a...

150 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2014

Watch our Hangout with ARM GPU Fellow Jem Davies

For those of you who weren't able to catch the live stream be sure to watch our interview with ARM Fellow and all around GPU expert Jem Davies. In...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2014

Inside the First Android Wear Devices: LG G Watch & Samsung Gear Live Teardown

Last week at IO, Google gave attendees a choice of one of two Android Wear devices to take home and get experience with the platform. Although I personally opted...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2014

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Available For Purchase Today

Today at Google IO Google gave the world a sneak peak at some of the features of their upcoming Android Wear OS. They also announced that the first two...

13 by Brandon Chester on 6/25/2014

Google IO 2014 Keynote Live Blog

We will be live blogging the Google IO keynote starting at 9AM PT/12PM ET. Check back for live coverage when it starts!

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2014

Google Reveals New Glassware and an Updated Google Glass Model

Although Google I/O is less than 24 hours away, Google has decided to make some announcements regarding Google Glass which should be beneficial for all current and future users...

13 by Brandon Chester on 6/24/2014

Android Wear, Moto 360, and LG G Watch: Initial Thoughts

Google has finally announced its entrance into the smartwatch segment with the platform Android Wear. Much like how Android is a broadly adopted platform by many smartphone OEMs, Google...

30 by Joshua Ho on 3/18/2014

Samsung's S9110 Watchphone: What Came Before the Galaxy Gear

Last night I got a reminder from my friend Vlad that my Galaxy Gear headline wasn't technically accurate - the Gear wasn't Samsung's first wearable. I responded saying that...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2013

The Galaxy Gear Preview: Samsung's First Wearable

As the smartphone and tablet markets shift from high growth to the early stages of maturity, forward looking companies are looking at other adjacent markets for continued growth. Wearable...

80 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

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