Samsung Galaxy Gear Will Only Support Android 4.3 And Up

5 September, 2013 Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Gear will only support Android 4.3 and up, leaving you with only the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 at launch. Samsung did announce that the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4 would be arriving in October, so soon there will be three supported devices for the Gear.

The reason behind this requirement is likely because Android 4.3 adds native support for Bluetooth LE (low-energy), and if you're still rocking a Galaxy S II, it's time for an upgrade.

There's always a chance that Gear support could come in the future, but we're certainly not counting on it, especially with this first-generation wearable.  It's not clear if Galaxy Nexus devices will be supported when updated to Android 4.3 as well, but Samsung has confirmed that the Gear will work with a refreshed Galaxy S4.



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