General News

Samsung announces new Galaxy S9 variants with 128GB or 256GB of storage

May 1, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has been busy of late prepping new Galaxy S9 variants, perhaps to help combat sluggish initial sales. We first heard of the possibility last week when two new Galaxy S9 models appeared on the Verizon Open Development site. This is usually an early sign, but strangely, Samsung has announced the phones with no mention of Verizon.

Analysis & Insight

Tizen 3.0 comes to Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatches, brings new ‘Value Pack’

November 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

It has been some time since the last major Tizen software update for Samsung Gear smartwatches such as the Gear S3. But this week, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 for more devices, rolling out now for Gear S3 smartwatches bringing an all-new ‘Value Pack.’


Samsung had loads of wearables to show at last week’s Baselworld conference in Switzerland

March 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Anxious to find out whether smartwatches are in indeed the “next big thing,” Samsung has begun to mix things up when it comes to the wearable space. Last week at the Baselworld conference, the South Korean tech giant had loads to share including new Gear S3 smartwatch models in addition to concept pocket watches and a new value pack.


Gear S2 owners will receive a plethora of features ported over from Samsung’s new Gear S3

December 6, 2016 Droid Turf

It’s always an exciting event when new mobile hardware is released. However, there’s always the slight feeling of dread that owners of the previous generation of hardware feel when they know their beloved device is officially outdated. Samsung has a history of helping these customers out by porting some features from newer hardware to older devices and the Gear S2 smartwatch is the latest example.


Samsung Pay won’t work on the Gear S3 when paired with a Pixel

November 28, 2016 Droid Turf

Samsung has continued to expand and improve on Samsung Pay. With the addition of online and in-app payments as well as a rewards program, the service is on the rise. Samsung Pay was even announced to have standalone support on the Gear S3 when paired with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or higher. It seems this isn’t exactly true.


Confirmed: Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch has standalone Samsung Pay support

November 18, 2016 Droid Turf

Smartwatches have been around for a few years. However, smartwatches with their own data connection have only recently started popping up. Samsung was one of the first device makers to introduce such a device with the Gear S2. The Gear S2 also supported Samsung Pay but only when connected to a Galaxy smartphone. Samsung’s recently launched Gear S3 remedies that issue.


Confirmed: Pre-orders for Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch start November 6th, official release slated for November 18th

November 4, 2016 Doug Demagistris

Following the crazy aftermath of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is finally putting the right step forward in releasing its Gear S3 smartwatch. The device was first announced back in late August during IFA 16. Pre-orders are now confirmed to go live November 6th across a variety of retailers and carriers. The official release is slated for November the 18th. Here’s where you’ll be able to get one.

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