Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he got rid of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch less than a day after buying one, saying that it was "so worthless and did so little that was convenient."
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Samsung has reportedly started updating the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch with its own Tizen operating system in place of Google's Android enabling new features and better battery life.
Reports claim that Samsung is developing a new smartwatch, slated for launch some time this summer, which will work on its own without a connection to a smartphone.
If latest market research numbers are to be believed, Samsung has managed to capture 71 percent of the smartwatch market and has already shipped over 500,000 watches in the first quarter of 2014.
Smartphone maker, HTC, is rumored to be working on numerous wearable devices and will be showcasing a smartwatch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, in a private event for carriers and partners.
Samsung is rumored to launch Galaxy Glass, a Google Glass competitor, at the IFA 2014 in September with more technology companies expected to follow the trend in the coming year.
2013 was a year that saw many tech-related failures, including a relaunch of a mobile OS that bombed, an attempt to sell a wearable device that did not go as expected and more.
Samsung has released a Galaxy Gear commercial and if the company was trying to not sell any more of the smartwatches, this is the advertisement that would help them succeed.
After earlier reports claimed Samsung's smartwatch was a flop, the company is now saying sales are exceeding expectations and the Galaxy Gear is a massive hit with over 800,000 watches sold
Apparently the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a complete flop with little to no momentum behind it and estimates claiming that Samsung has sold under 50,000 units since the device's launch.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch may not be doing as well as Samsung hoped, as leaked documentation indicates that over 30% of those bought via Best Buy stores in the U.S. have since been returned.
AT&T has revealed the pricing information for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, both of which go on sale through the carrier this Friday.
As expected, Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch today at IFA, but chip maker Qualcomm also revealed it is making a smartwatch of its own, the Toq.
Images of an alleged prototype for Samsung's rumored Galaxy Gear smartwatch have leaked on the Internet ahead of the device's rumored reveal on Wednesday.