With IFA 2015 still happening, it seems that the majority of the major announcements have died down. Now the manufacturers are filling in the holes such as pricing and availability, compatibility, and other questions that may pop up about these new devices.

Speaking of developing information, Samsung is starting to reveal a bit more about the Gear S2. The first bit of news is pretty surprising and awesome at the same time. Those who were intrigued by Samsung’s previous wearable devices, were stuck without, unless they already owned a compatible Samsung device. With the release of the Gear S2, Android users across the board will be able to jump on the Gear S2 bus.

This compatibility breakthrough for Samsung doesn’t come without a cost. The Gear S2 will ONLY be compatible with devices running Android KitKat 4.4 or higher, and your device MUST have at least 1.5 GB of RAM. Sorry if you’re on one of those older devices still, but maybe it’s time to look into the plethora of new devices and upgrade.

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Let us know whether this development from Samsung will influence your decision for purchasing your next smartwatch.

Source: Phandroid
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  1. Hi there! Just wondering if you’ve had any success with syncing the Gear S2 with a Nexus 7. We were told we wouldn’t need a smartphone specifically, just an android decice, but we can’t seem to get it working properly. Is there any advice you can offer?

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