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Galaxy Gear Owners In The US Can Now Move To Tizen

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If you’re an owner of the original Samsung Galaxy Great smart watch and live in the US, there’s some good news for you today. Samsung just announced that they have released the software update that allows you to upgrade from the original Android software to their new Tizen software.

Samsung started the global rollout of this update in May and it’s nice to see the US models finally get it. Samsung says that with this new update, you get a bunch of new features, including a customizable interface, a new music player, triple the amount of apps available, and more.

It’s also relatively easy to update your Galaxy Gear, with just a few steps. First, you need to have the Samsung Kies software version 2.6 or higher on your Mac or PC, a USB cable to connect your Gear to your computer, and a fully charged battery on the Gear.

Samsung warns you that upgrading from Android to Tizen will wipe out all data on your Galaxy Gear, so make sure to back up any data you might want to keep before installing the update. And on the device your Gear is paired with, you need to upgrade to the latest version of the Gear Manager app.

Will you be switching to Tizen on your Galaxy Gear or will you remain on Android?

Source: Samsung via Android Central