T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Gear S3 units - both Classic and Frontier - on its network. It's a major update that weighs in at around 266MB, and brings along Tizen OS version 22.214.171.124.
Last weekend, it came to light that Samsung has included the Gear S3 battery issue fix in the Tizen 3.0 update itself. The revised update was rolling out slowly, beginning with the US, and now it has reached Europe. The update carries a firmware version of R760XXU2CQL1 and weighs in at around 21MB.
After releasing Tizen 3.0 for the Gear S3 smartwatch last month, there were many complaints about a bug which caused awful battery life. Samsung has started rolling out a new update in Canada which aims to fix these issues.
Samsung Gear S3 owners are claiming that their battery life has taken a significant hit since installing the latest Tizen release. It’s unclear what’s causing the issue and why it isn’t showing up for all users. It's not yet known if Samsung is aware of the issue.
Samsung is releasing a major update for the Gear S3 today. Called the Value Pack update, it brings Tizen 3.0 to the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier and, as a result, a slew of new features and enhancements. It should bring the devices up to the same feature set as the Gear Sport.
Tumi has collaborated with Samsung to release a Tumi edition of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. The most notable differences are a custom-made Tumi watchface that is preloaded on the watch, and a TUMI watch band made from Italian canvas.
Samsung has extended its mobile payment platform to smartwatches in the United Kingdom. Starting today, customers can use Samsung Pay on their Samsung Gear S3 to pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores, but seeing as the platform doesn’t support MST in the region, it’ll only work with NFC...
If you have a US model of the Gear S3 from Samsung then you can look forward to a new firmware update soon. The update is reportedly adding the following features. . .
- New date and music complications for watch faces
- An altitude auto-refresh option
- Customizable pace-coaching and HR...
Despite being on display at Verizon stores across the country, customers of Big Red can't order the LTE-enabled Samsung Gear S3 yet. Meanwhile, it's been available on every other carriers since the Galaxy S8 launched on April 21st.