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AstroDigital

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From my reading KitKat, is designed to work on devices with as little as 512 kb of RAM, has bluetooth improvements.
For these reasons would it not be in Samsung's interest to upgrade the Gear to KitKat?


It is not a phone and so Samsung does not need carrier approval, they can just update the firmware.



When do you think a upgrade will happen?

I am thinking maybe 3 or 4 months, my guess.
 

freefalling0411

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From my reading KitKat, is designed to work on devices with as little as 512 kb of RAM, has bluetooth improvements.
For these reasons would it not be in Samsung's interest to upgrade the Gear to KitKat?


It is not a phone and so Samsung does not need carrier approval, they can just update the firmware.



When do you think a upgrade will happen?

I am thinking maybe 3 or 4 months, my guess.

By 3-4 months. There will probably be another gear out

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AstroDigital

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By 3-4 months. There will probably be another gear out

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Doubt it,

Upgrade cycles are about a year.
Anything less angers people.

The device is just about perfect anyway, nothing new they can do, but at the end of the day it does not matter Samsung can still and should keep up to date existing "New" products.

You buy a Gear in November and in January, Samsung says sorry it is obsolete ??
I think that would anger a few people, myself included.
 

freefalling0411

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Bro thinking about it. They have more returns. Then people buying them. There will be a gear 2. Soon. With Google and apple coming out with one. Samsung will not keep themselves in the dark.

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alprazolam

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Bro thinking about it. They have more returns. Then people buying them. There will be a gear 2. Soon. With Google and apple coming out with one. Samsung will not keep themselves in the dark.

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I say nothing from Apple until at least May. Same for the Gear 2. I'd like to see 4.4 on this watch. The watch we have has the ability to do more. It's just a matter of updating software.

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AstroDigital

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Bro thinking about it. They have more returns. Then people buying them. There will be a gear 2. Soon. With Google and apple coming out with one. Samsung will not keep themselves in the dark.

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Doubt the return thing.
PC Magazine says 30%, high granted but more reason to clamp down and give us a update.
 

freefalling0411

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Doubt it,

Upgrade cycles are about a year.
Anything less angers people.

The device is just about perfect anyway, nothing new they can do, but at the end of the day it does not matter Samsung can still and should keep up to date existing "New" products.

You buy a Gear in November and in January, Samsung says sorry it is obsolete ??
I think that would anger a few people, myself included.

Lmfao. Remember when we talked about Sammy bringing gear 2. Won't be till next year around. Might want to read this. S5 is coming out with gear 2.

http://www.sammobile.com/2013/11/27/from-g-shock-to-galaxy-gear-in-2-months/

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