Since 2018 Samsung has expressed its clear intentions to create an ecosystem of cellular units precisely like Apple’s: smartphones, tablets and likewise wearables, amongst different units wherein the South Korean firm has not but begun to compete. However now Samsung won’t help wearables from 2013 and 2014.
This determination will start to take impact, as a substitute of retroactively from a sure date, from the launch of latest units. Because of this issues will stay the identical for a lot of customers however those that purchase flagships Samsung from 2021 onwards will not have the ability to hyperlink it, for instance, to their Galaxy Gear 2.
Record of Samsung wearables that can not be appropriate with flagships from 2021 onwards
The expectation for the launch of the brand new Galaxy S in mid-January additionally raises different concerns. For instance, for followers of health and tech equipment, the compatibility of their present health bands or smartwatches is one side to think about when shopping for a brand new smartphone.
Effectively, it’s a considerably unhappy day, though anticipated, for the house owners of a wearable Samsung launched between 2013 and 2014. And is that Samsung won’t present compatibility to wearables of 2013 and 2014 for the flagships to be introduced subsequent 12 months, and presumably not for these launched in subsequent years.
Because of this the Samsung Galaxy Gear1, Samsung Galaxy Gear2, Samsung Galaxy Gear2 Neo, Samsung Galaxy Gear S Y Samsung Galaxy Gear Match. This checklist was shared to customers by Samsung Germany within the respective person app known as Samsung Members.
At the very least the profitable Galaxy S20 collection will proceed to be supported and has been launched with 5G compatibility to make sure customers of the wearables aforementioned a companion with which to avoid the subsequent few years of vital software program updates.
Through: Galaxy Membership (in Dutch)