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Samsung Gear S2 gets a big software update, here’s what’s new

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Samsung Gear S2 gets a big software update, here’s what’s new


It’s been virtually a just right 2 months because the Samsung Gear S2 officially launched here in the US. Today, the smartwatch is getting its first big software update. Well, the Korean model besides. Although an legitimate changelog wasn’t published, XDA member “supersoulfly” used to be in a position to element one of the crucial new adjustments you will have to be expecting to peer while the update — construct quantity R732XXU2BOKF — arrives on your type. Here’s a few of what’s new.

Samsung Gear S2 changelog

  • ‘Add Widgets’ label: There’s a new ‘Add Widget’s label underneath the plus image, which makes the motion more uncomplicated to have in mind.
  • Auto Open Apps: When you turn on this new choice, apps open routinely when you prevent rotating the bezel on an icon.
  • Vibrate When Disconnected: Under the relationship settings, you'll be able to use this feature in order that the watch vibrates as quickly because it gets disconnected together with your telephone.
  • Screen timeout choices: 15 secs, 30 secs, 1 min, or 5 mins.
  • New apps: World clock, Starbucks, a navigation app (for South Korean), and Flipboard News Briefing app.
  • New watchfaces: Nothing new, however the similar watchfaces that have been showcased throughout the tool declaration.
  • Notification Indicator: There’s a little orange circle that acts as a notification indicator. It seems handiest while notifications aren’t set to get up the monitor.
  • Larger Notification Text: When you double faucet on a notification, the textual content grows larger so you'll be able to simply learn the ideas. Also, while you swipe up from a notification to disregard it, a trash can image seems.
  • Notification Reply: I smiley image has been changed with a easy and extra conventional icon.
  • Watch Face Template: When you scroll proper from the watchface menu, you'll be able to use the ‘Add Template’ way to customize the watchface and reserve it as a template.

Compatible with any Android software (4.4+), the Samsung Gear S2 is but any other forged access on the earth of smartwatches. Although it doesn’t in fact run Android (in contrast to so much smartwatches nowadays), the watch options a just right quantity of apps and a distinctive rotating bezel to regulate one of the most UI parts onscreen. The Gear S2 is available in 2 fashions — each same old with extra up to date styling, and vintage for extra conventional tastes. You’ll in finding the Samsung Gear S2 on sale at this time at Best Buy for $250 ($50-off) and Amazon. Links supplied under.

Buy the Samsung Gear S2: Best Buy | Amazon

Buy the Samsung Gear S2 Classic: Best Buy | Amazon


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