Courtesy of the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the Galaxy S4, S3, and Note 2 will be compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung said Tuesday.
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A spokesperson for Samsung UK told CNET that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean "will be available across a range of Galaxy devices from mid-November, subject to software testing and approvals by individual networks."
The Gear smartwatch also will communicate with the Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, and Galaxy S4 Zoom via a software update that will start to roll out globally at the end of this month.
Currently, the Gear is compatible only with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.
Paired with a Samsung device, the Galaxy Gear allows people to make and receive phone calls and view incoming text messages and notifications. The smartwatch also offers a 1.9MP camera and a small library of apps.
Updated 6:30 a.m. PT with comment from Samsung.