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Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Compatibility to Iconic Galaxy Smartphones

October  28, 2013

Premium Suite software package includes Android update,

new functionality and KNOX support

 


 AVAILABLE UPDATES:

Date Available

Carrier

Device

Update Details

Instructions

 10/28

 Verizon

 Galaxy S 4

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

 Android 4.3

 Knox

 

 

 Link

 10/30

 Sprint

 Galaxy S 4

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3

 Knox

 

 

 Link

 11/8

 U.S.  Cellular

 Galaxy S 4

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3 

 

 Link

11/20

AT&T

Galaxy S III

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - New Easy Mode

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link

 11/22 

 Sprint

 Galaxy Note II

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - PEN.UP

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy Note 3 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link 

 11/22

 Sprint

 Galaxy S III 

 

Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link

 11/22

 Boost

 Galaxy S III

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link 

11/22

 Virgin Mobile

 Galaxy S III

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link

 11/22

 U S Cellular

 Galaxy S III

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

 Android 4.3

 

 Link
 11/27  AT&T  Galaxy S 4

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 
 Link
 11/26  T-Mobile  Galaxy S 4

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3 

 Knox

 

 Link
 11/19  T-Mobile  Galaxy S III

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Note 3 version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - New Easy Mode

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3 

 

 Link
 12/2  AT&T  Galaxy Mega

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Android 4.2

 

 Link
 11/27  U.S. Cellular  Galaxy Note II

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - PEN.UP

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window (Galaxy Note 3 Version)

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - New Easy Mode

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3

 

 Link
 12/9  T-Mobile  Galaxy Note II   

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - PEN.UP

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - New Easy Mode

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3

 

 Link 
 12/17  AT&T  Galaxy Note II  

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - PEN.UP

   - Group Play 2.5

   - Multi-Window

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - New Easy Mode

   - Samsung Apps

 Android 4.3

 

 Link
 12/23  Verizon  Galaxy S III

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - Group Play

   - Multi-Window

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Group Messaging 

   - Samsung Link

   - Screen Mirroring

 Android 4.3

 

 Link
 12/23  Verizon  Galaxy Note II

 

 Galaxy Gear Compatibility

 Premium Suite Features:

   - PEN.UP

   - Group Play

   - Multi-Window

   - Camera - Shot & Sound 

   - Samsung Link (Preload)

   - Screen Mirroring

 Android 4.3

 

 Link

*Check back for more upgrade information. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Dallas, TX  – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy Note® II and Galaxy S® III will receive the Premium Suite software update in the coming weeks that makes the devices compatible with Samsung Galaxy Gear. Premium Suite timing and features vary by carrier and product, with updates beginning today.

 

Galaxy Gear extends the Galaxy smartphone experience to your wrist and enhances everyday moments with real time updates for quick and convenient access. Now, owners of the latest Galaxy smartphones will be able to stay connected with discreet notifications and tap into the exceptional features of Galaxy Gear, such as hands-free calling, music control and S Voice™ access.

 

In addition to Galaxy Gear compatibility, Samsung’s Premium Suite will bring Android 4.3 and additional features to these premiere smartphones. The update brings the flagship experiences introduced on the Galaxy S 4 to the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III including updated Easy Mode, Multi Window™, advanced camera options, and additional features with new functionality.

 

All of the smartphones receiving the update are SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise), giving users the confidence that their device is suitable for use in the workplace. Additionally, the devices will be ready for KNOX™, Samsung’s comprehensive solution that enhances Android security from the hardware layer to the application layer and allows users to safely and efficiently separate work and personal data on a single device.

 

The Galaxy S® 4 mini and Galaxy Mega™ will also receive an update in the coming months to be compatible with Galaxy Gear.

 

Timing for Premium Suite and features in software updates will vary by wireless carrier and product. For the most up to date information on update timing and availability by product and carrier, please check with your carrier.

 

 

 Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Mega, S Voice, Multi Window, SAFE and KNOX are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. Galaxy Gear is a companion device for select Galaxy smartphones, sold separately.

 

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

About Samsung SAFE™

SAFE™: "SAFE™” (Samsung for Enterprise) is a mark for a Samsung device which has been tested against Samsung’s own internal criteria for interoperability with certain third-party security-related solutions for MDM and VPN. The testing includes field testing with local network connection and menu tree testing, which tests functionality of the solutions in conjunction with the Samsung device. During the testing, the device is tested with the security solutions to see if the solutions work with the device as described by the third-party security solution providers. The testing, for example, includes field testing with local network connection and menu tree testing, which tests functionality of the solutions in conjunction with the Samsung device. For more information about Samsung’s SAFE™ program, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/safe.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties:

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THEIR STANDARD END USER LICENSE AND WARRANTY, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, AND THEIR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS THE “SAMSUNG ENTITIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFE™ DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFE™ DEVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SAMSUNG ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFE™ DEVICES OR APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFE™ DEVICES. In addition, information technology security protection will be affected by features or functionality associated with, among other things, the email platform, master data management, and virtual private network solutions selected by the software provider, solution provider or user. Choice of an email, master data management, and virtual private network solution is at the sole discretion of the software provider, solution provider or user and any associated effect on information technology security protection is solely the responsibility of the software provider, solution provider or user. For complete statement of limited warranty, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/safe, available on the Web and where Samsung smartphone and Galaxy Tab™ devices are sold.

·         Galaxy Gear Compatibility

·         Premium Suite Features:

o   Group Play

o   Multi-Window (Galaxy S 4 Version)

o    Camera – Sound & Shot

o   Samsung Link (Preload) (formerly known as AllShare Play)

o   Screen Mirroring (formerly known as AllShare Play)

·         Android 4.3