Samsung Gear S2 update goes live with watch face notifications, new apps, and more

Own a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch? Oh my, would you look at the time – it's time for an OTA update! Fire up that baby right away and a 92MB care package of new apps, functionality additions, and performance improvements should drop right away. Owners of Samsung's warmly regarded wearable shall receive three new apps – World Clock, EPSN, and News Briefing. You'll be getting even more relevant content served to you with a flick of the wrist.

Also on Samsung's tab are several watch faces, inspired by the work of renowned Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, who has been collaborating with the company on straps and other accessories for the smartwatch since its release last year. He's famous for designing the yellow tower of the Groninger Museum, among his countless design achievements.

As for the new functionality heading to the Gear S2, we get contact searching, a new screen time out session, and an unread notification indicator inside the the watch face. You can now input emoji with the on-screen keyboard, too, should you find that particularly useful.


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