Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 halted in early December, Samsung now pushing out a revised version
by Plamen Dimitrov / Dec 22, 2017, 8:49 AM
Last month, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 - the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables - for its Gear S3 smartwatch. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but unfortunately, a lot of users reported that the battery life of their timepiece was noticeably shorter after upgrading.
It looks like the tech giant has noticed the issue and is now taking action. Samsung Netherlands has stated that the initial rollout of Tizen 3.0 was halted in December due to the complaints received by users in North America.
The company first released a standalone patch with a fix for the battery life issue in the US, Canada, and several other countries, but now, Samsung has announced that it has begun pushing out a revised version of Tizen 3.0 for all units that are yet to make the jump from 2.0.
The only new thing included in the revised version is the aforementioned battery life fix, but that's still a rather significant improvement. The rollout will be gradual, meaning that only a small group of users will initially get it before it becomes global in the early days of January.
If you want to check for the update, head to the Samsung Gear phone app. Once inside, go to the About Gear menu under Settings.
Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 09, 2017
Amazing that none of the Samsung software engineers have created an ability to create music playlists for the Gear S3. Still have to subscribe to Spotify to get that to work. Would love to see in a future update!
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:53 AM 0
Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017
I really would like to see Samsung make a Gear that is more stylish vs being sporty or rugged. They already have 2 sport models now and the S2 Classic and S3 Classic, are cool, but something more designedrlooking would be awesome.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 9:57 AM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 18, 2017
Man, it's so good in theory, but mine is so laggy and voice commands barely ever work.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 12:32 PM 1
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I'm waiting for S4 as well. At this point in time, I don't see any reason to buy a S3.
posted on Dec 22, 2017, 12:33 PM 1
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