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Tested Note 8.0 KK with Gear 2 (Neo)?

OP nrseife

24th April 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #1  
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Has anyone with KK (android 4.4.2) installed on the Note 8.0 tested how well it works with Samsung's Gear 2 (or Gear 2 Neo)?
Can you connect to Gear Manager?
I am particularly interested whether Gear 2 apps can be seen in (and installed from) the Samsung App store....with Android 4.2.2 I cannot see those apps....
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24th April 2014, 10:35 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by nrseife

Has anyone with KK (android 4.4.2) installed on the Note 8.0 tested how well it works with Samsung's Gear 2 (or Gear 2 Neo)?
Can you connect to Gear Manager?
I am particularly interested whether Gear 2 apps can be seen in (and installed from) the Samsung App store....with Android 4.2.2 I cannot see those apps....
Thanks!

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You can reply yourself...

Is there already a KK 4.4.2 Official TOUCHWIZ update available for NOTE 8.0?
Yes - NO?

I give you hint - AOSP 4.4.2 available roms are not TouchWiz - GEAR compatible.


Official support for GEAR starts with 4.3 on S3,N2 etc....even 4.3 is not available for Note8.
24th April 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks - no, I am not aware of any, but Samsung has stated they will update the Note 8.0 to KK. So, I need to wait for this offical update....hopefully Samsung will start rolling it out soon (they announced the upgrade back n February, I believe)....until then I will not be able to load any apps to my Gear 2....unless someone finds a way to sideload them...not well done by Samsung...what % of Samsung tablets/phones is on 4.3 or 4.4 (with Touchwiz - Gear 2 compatible)?

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25th April 2014, 02:46 AM   |  #4  
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what % of Samsung tablets/phones is on 4.3 or 4.4 (with Touchwiz - Gear 2 compatible)?

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Off the top of my head, we have the Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, Note 2, Note 3, Note 10.1 (2014). Pretty much every flagship Galaxy phone made within the last 2 years is running at least 4.3, and most of them have had 4.4 OTA (s5 shipped with it). So in reality, not a bad job by Samsung at all. You have to understand that just about every Galaxy or Tab or Note line runs on different hardware, and needs it's own build of TouchWiz. Naturally, the newest and most popular devices will be first in line for updates, and this is completely understandable. Unfortunately, the Note 8 is a niche device, which was very expensive to buy, and consequently not many people own one or need one. We will get 4.4, but we will probably be the last to get it. Whether it will support Gear remains to be seen.
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