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Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: detailed in Rose Gold and Platinum

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: detailed in Rose Gold and Platinum

The smartwatch Samsung Gear S2 Classic, as it's now called, has been revealed in two new editions. Samsung has revealed that the Gear S2 Classic will now come in 18K Rose Gold in one edition, and Platinum in another. These devices will function exactly the same as the standard editions of the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, while their exteriors will be encased in slightly finer metals. And they look just fine indeed.

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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will have new GAIA security solution

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will have new GAIA security solution

It seems that for 2016, Samsung will be putting a lot of focus on its smart TV platform. After announcing that all its 2016 smart TV lineup will be IoT friendly, and that its SUHD TVs can even become smart home hubs, it is now revealing how it plans to safeguard all the private information that will be passing through those TVs. Samsung has just introduced GAIA, a three-layered security solution it has built on top of its Tizen-based smart TV platform that promises the same encapsulation and isolation methods it uses with its KNOX Android security framework.

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AT&T gives Samsung Gear S2 your number, no phone needed

AT&T gives Samsung Gear S2 your number, no phone needed

AT&T NumberSync has rolled out for the Samsung Gear S2, allowing the smartwatch to make and receive calls and texts from your usual number, even when parted from your phone. The update, which will be delivered to existing AT&T Gear S2 users from today, gives the Tizen wearable far more independence, without the requirement of memorizing and giving out a second cell number.

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Tizen passes BlackBerry in market share, video explains why

Tizen passes BlackBerry in market share, video explains why

BlackBerry is gearing up to release the BlackBerry Priv, its hottest product in a long time. And it might need all the help, publicity, and profits it can get from it because according to Strategy Analytics, the fourth largest smartphone platform this quarter, behind Android, IOS, and, yes, Windows Phone, isn't BlackBerry anymore. That spot belongs to an unlikely contender: Tizen OS. Considering how Tizen-powered smartphones are so few compared to BlackBerry devices, that evaluation sounds almost too good to be true. But if it is, the BlackBerry is in for a world of pain.

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Samsung Gear S2 Review

Samsung Gear S2 Review

When you can do so much with your smartphone, it's easy to assume that your smartwatch needs to be equally capable in order to make it worthwhile on your wrist. Problem is, all those talents can turn the wearable experience into a confusing morass of tapping, swiping, scrolling, and swearing. Samsung may just have come up with the answer in the Gear S2, however, and all it took was a big wheel.

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Samsung Gear S2 availability details for T-Mobile, Verizon

Samsung Gear S2 availability details for T-Mobile, Verizon

It's a good two weeks since we first expected Samsung's latst premiere smartwatch to start its retail life, but now major US carriers have started to announce their support for the Gear S2. Building on top of the first Gear S' independence from smartphones and tablets, the Gear S2 adds a rotary bezel control to the sleek round watch face, putting a unique spin (no pun intended) to the smartwatch. Now, both T-Mobile and Verizon are revealing their pricing schemes, with general availability set to start next month.

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Samsung Z3 lands in India packing Tizen OS

Samsung Z3 lands in India packing Tizen OS

Samsung has tried to reduce its dependence on the Android operating system by rolling its own OS called Tizen. The first Samsung Tizen OS device was the Samsung Z1, which sold well. The latest Tizen-powered smartphone has launched in India and it is called the Samsung Z3. Developing nations like India are the most popular locations for Samsung's own OS.

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Samsung Gear S2 priced for October 2 release

Samsung Gear S2 priced for October 2 release

Samsung has just announced that its latest pair of smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, will be available for purchase starting October 2nd (that's this Friday) in the US. Among the places offering the wearables at launch are Samsung's own online store, Amazon, Best Buy, and Macy's. The standard, sportier Gear S2 is priced at $300, while the more upscale Gear S2 Classic is $350. Samsung notes that customers will be able to try them on for sizing at Best Buy and Macy’s Herald Square from October 2nd, and more Macy's locations across the country starting October 16th.

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Samsung Z3 leaked in new photos, Tizen OS lives on

Samsung Z3 leaked in new photos, Tizen OS lives on

While Samsung just revealed its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 only weeks ago, it seems the company is plowing forward on yet another large-screened smartphone. This time it's Samsung's latest device to be powered by their own Tizen operating system: the Z3. A pair of new leaked images reveal the phone is much larger than its Z1 predecessor, in line with the previous rumor of it featuring a 5-inch Super AMOLED display.

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Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

First Android Wear... next Tizen? Samsung is reportedly investigating making its Gear S2 wearable compatible with iPhone, following Google in taking on the Apple Watch on its home turf. While not yet the Korean company's official stance, according to one spokesperson it's something being closely examined.

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The Gear S2 is great – now Samsung’s big IoT challenge begins

The Gear S2 is great – now Samsung’s big IoT challenge begins

Samsung is off to a great start with the Gear S2 smartwatch, with its great UX and broad Android compatibility, but its challenge is only just beginning. The circular-screen wearable is prompting broadly positive first-impressions - from ourselves included - with its discrete design and well-crafted interface, and Samsung has feathered it with a number of high profile apps out of the gate.

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Gear S2 SDK released, opening doors for developers everywhere

Gear S2 SDK released, opening doors for developers everywhere

This morning Samsung revealed their Gear S2 smartwatch with Tizen, the company's own software operating system. This afternoon they've released a public software developer kit (SDK) for creators of apps and software experiences. This means that in addition to the apps already connected with the device, developers everywhere will have the opportunity to create for Tizen on the smartwatch. In addition to this SDK, Samsung has opened their Gear S2 seller site for developers and partners to register their Gear S2 applications.

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