Samsug’s Galaxy Gear will work with non-Galaxy smartphones in near future

Just recently Samsung introduced their first smartwatch Samsung Galaxy Gear at IFA Berlin. But during the announcement they mentioned that the device will be compatible with Note III and Note 10.1 2014 edition, when it launches. The reason for this, according to Samsung is because of Bluetooth Smart aka Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE), which is available only on Android 4.3. Samsung also added that the Gear will compatible with other Galaxy devices like Galaxy S4, SIII, Note II when they gains their Android 4.3 update.

But don’t worry if you are a non Galaxy users and wanted to wear this cool gadget on your wrist, as Samsung now hints that Galaxy Gear will eventually Work with other Non-Galaxy devices, and it will be compatible with non Galaxy devices in the near future.

“Right now the specific APIs and functionality are tied to the Galaxy Note 3. For obvious reasons we are looking for additional devices to support it,” Bidan said. “We will announce those when they come, but right now it is Galaxy Note 3 specific.” Says Ryan Bidan, Samsung’s director of product marketing.

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