Seoul: The new update of Samsung Galaxy Gear bring some special access to social accounts.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear just got a little smarter, as it can now display partial messages from Twitter, Facebook and Gmail.
The new update that enables the new features is hitting now, slowly rolling out to the Samsung smart watch.
Galaxy Gear users will now be able to see tweet activity, Gmail emails, and Facebook notifications they receive on the smart watch’s 1.63-inch display.
The rub is that these messages will only be displayed in part, but Gear users will at least get a preview before deciding whether to whip out their smartphones.
The Samsung smart watch seems to have potential or at least the ideas behind it do. But ultimately it doesn’t do very much, it supports a limited number of smartphones, and it’s bulky besides.
This update helps a bit, but Smart Watch hopefuls are still waiting for the futuristic device of their dreams.
The current Galaxy Gear update also tweaks Smart Relay, making it easier to jump between the smart watch and your phone, and an improved lift-and-pause gesture to activate the clock.
However Pocket-lint reported that there are some kinks to work out, including a bug that somehow combines Gmail messages when you get three at the same time.
In related news, Phone Scoop reported that Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 has been updated with Galaxy Gear support. Happy holidays, everyone!