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Leak shows when Galaxy devices will get Android 4.3 in U.S.; 30% return rate for Galaxy Gear watches

0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2013, 19:03 posted on

A leaked document from big box retailer Best Buy, shows that the Android 4.3 update, which has recently rolled out internationally, will soon be coming to U.S. versions of the same model; popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung GALAXY Note II, and the Samsung Galaxy S III will all support Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch once each device gets updated to Android 4.3...

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 21:23 9

30. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Great comment. So, what do you expect Apple will bring to the table when they finally get around to producing a smartwatch? What features do you think are are lacking that Apple will have? What complaints about the gear, if you can name any, do you think Apple will correct? Or, maybe you just believe the iwatch will be better because it's made by Apple and specifics are required. Or, you can save us all time by simply posting "Samsung sucks, Apple is great" in every article.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:30

47. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Did u know what Apple was bringing to the table before the iPod came out? Did you know what an iPhone will be before it came out? Heck, did u know a simple app store can define the way an OS's success is based on? Did u know a tablet can revolutionize the industry before Apple made one? I dont know and apparently even samsung doesnt know, thats why it waits for Apple to release something. Earlier it was Nokia they copied. Dont believe me?
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=2253&idPhone2=2471
Desing copied down to the dual slider!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 03:47 3

40. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


your such a fanboy its unreal!!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:24

46. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You are such a jealous crybaby, its unreal!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 05:03 1

42. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Seriously? You attached a link of CNET? It's like the most biased towards apple website I've ever seen.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:32

48. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Yes everybody, even PA is biased towards Apple right? Why? Apple pays their rent? A good product gets good reviews.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:43 2

54. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You want me to post from other sites? It's what samsung said, not cnet. They confessed their product is no good. Read before commenting.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 08:13

55. alouden (unregistered)


Do we really have to make this an Apple versus Samsung debate?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:42 9

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


RoyalPayne really hate all things Samsung. Unfortunately for him Samsung is now the leading brand and making huge amount of profits. My circle of close friends was 100% apple till 2011. Now they are firmly in Samsung camp because Apple is crap offering the same device year after year at a ridiculous high price.

Our regret is that we used to trust Apple and invested heavily in the platform. It good to be finally Free from Apple's tyranny.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 22:54 2

35. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


We believed until the "circle of close friends" part -- like you could have close friends. Oh please.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:35

49. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Opposite here. All my friends are now converting to Apple and Nokia from android phones. I dont hate samsung, i hate their practices. I dont care how much profit a company makes, all that matters is if I'm getting good support and a good product after the price i paid. Nothing beats Apple and now Nokia in that respect.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 08:23 1

56. alouden (unregistered)


Funny, I hate Apple's practices and would never buy an iPhone. But I bet we can say that about every major corporation, yes? As for the iPhone, it is overpriced. And it's just another brand. It holds no mystique in my eyes. They are good phones to be sure. I just know I would never be happy with one. Despite my preference, I don't feel the need to trash them at every opportunity.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:55

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I do agree with woodshop20 that its expensive compare to other smart watches. I decided to buy because it also look good on my wrist.

If you can get it on discount buy it.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:22 2

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'll have my Note 3 (again) by then, but good news to the other Galaxy owners.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:40 2

21. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


What happen to your Note 3?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:23 7

4. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Well that's what happen when you release a half-finished product.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:26 7

6. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


30% return rate is insane. It's very hard to think of (consumer) products with such a high rejection rate from end users.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:29 3

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22049; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


30% return rate? Wowww, Sammy that's not good. Great phones though.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:37 5

9. verbalize (Posts: 126; Member since: 03 May 2013)


LOL.... Why does this not surpris me.. You rush something and look what you get. Garbage!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:41 3

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


..not surprising... There really isn't no benefit, with the smart watch..you probably look cool ,with the geeks, but thats about it.....

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:03 1

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Geeks don't care about looking cool. 7 out of 10 are happy customer which i am one of them. I have the Sony smart watch which is useful but gear beat that in term of personal productivity mainly because of the camera.

People that don't own gear wouldn't be able to understand it including myself when i first wear it. After a few weeks its a must have gadget for me.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:10 3

14. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


It sucks.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:17 2

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You can troll all you want i buy things to form my own opinions.

So much hate for a little device. LOL!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:36 1

50. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


It sucks.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:14

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I also waiting for the hot and agent watchs as well pledged from kickstarter. Hope they can beat gear in term of productivity.

Everyone has high expectation on iWatch so we shall see.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:24 5

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Not surprised by the return rate.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:32 1

19. Meccalangelo (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Wait, what?? Am I the only one that noticed VZW's GS4 actually get their update first?? That must be a typo!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:36 2

20. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


All of the intelligent Best Buy salespeople and/or customers who purchase at Best Buy who made the assumption that the Galaxy Gear worked with any phone. That would be the reason for your 3/10 return rate.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:58 2

26. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Exactly. Notice this article doesn't point out the reason for the returns but the context of the leaked document is the 4.3 update, the update that allows the gear compatibility with other devices. Wouldn't best buy have 2 separate documents if the 4.3 update and the Gear's return rate were seperate issues?

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:38

52. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Ya ya sure.

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