When Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched earlier this month, it was met with some criticism due to its lack of compatibility. Now, however, anyone owning a recent Samsung smartphone including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 can use the watch to its full
Until this point, the Galaxy Gear was only fully compatible with the newly launched Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2014) since they both come with Android 4.3 out of the box. But as of Wednesday, Samsung’s other recent flagships will be updated to Android 4.3 as well. Galaxy Gear compatibility will be extended to the Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Active, S4 Zoom, Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 in the near future. Samsung says the update for these devices will come in a separate release “at the end of October,” but warns that schedules will vary by country and carrier.