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Samsung Gear S2 specs

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Samsung has announced the Gear S2, and while this is just one watch, it's being offered in three distinct models. A standard Gear S2 will be the leading device, but there's also a "Gear S2 Classic" with a more standard watch design and also a Gear S2 3G with built-in connectivity.

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Samsung Gear S2 to get Alessandro Mendini custom watch faces and bands

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The upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch will not only offer buyers optional watch faces and bands by the company itself, it will also support custom faces and bands made by well-known Italian designer Alessandro Mendini.

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Samsung showcases the Gear S2 in official unveiling video

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Samsung has posted the official Gear S2 unveiling video, in which it highlights various features of the all-new watch. From the circular design, to the moving bezel, the health features and more, the Gear S2 packs a ton of great features in a small form factor.

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In pictures: The new Samsung Gear app for Gear S2

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A quick look at the revamped Gear app for Samsung's latest circular wearables

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These are the apps to expect on the Samsung Gear S2 at launch

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The Samsung Gear S2 is coming to us in October — be sure to check out our hands-on in the meantime — and it's bringing with it a slew of applications from names big and small. Not every single one of these apps will be available on day one, but should be there tightly after the release.

Here's the list that Samsung showed on stage during the event in Berlin.

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Samsung teases 'Galaxy View' tablet at IFA press conference

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After it wrapped up officially unveiling the new Gear S2 smartwatch, Samsung once again gave us a tease for a new product — this time it's the "Galaxy View" tablet. The limited views we got of the device show a big, wide-screen form factor with some sort of a kickstand or case on the back. Obviously leaving the rest up to our imaginations.

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Samsung Gear S2 SDK tools now available for app developers

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Developers can now download the official SDK tools they will need to make apps made for the upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. The company says that over 1,000 apps should be available for the Gear S2 when it becomes available to consumers in October.

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The Samsung Gear S2 will be available starting in October

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Samsung's newly announced Gear S2 will be available for you to purchase in early October. The all-new Tizen-based smartwatch features a new circular design, and is the beginning of a new generation of wearables from Samsung.

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Samsung Gear S2 versus Apple Watch

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There's a new smartwatch in town.

Since the launch of the Apple Watch, there hasn't been much in the way of true competition. Sure, Samsung had their older (and weirder) Gear S smartwatch with its relatively large curved rectangular display and built-in 3G radio. And sure, Android Wear watches have been steadily improving in capability, performance, and design. But when it came to hardware quality, interface design, and snappy performance, the Apple Watch really had no equal. Until possibly now, with the launch of the Samsung Gear S2.

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In pictures: the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

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The Samsung Gear S2 is a surprisingly impressive smartwatch. It's light, it looks good, and it's seriously polished, fast, and responsive. While you might not yet get to wrap this thing around your wrist and spin that bezel with your fingers, you can check out our full bank of photos to tide you over until you can.

More: Hands-on with the Gear S2!

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Exclusive no more: Gear S2 smartwatch will work with non-Samsung phones!

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One well-kept secret of the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is one that is bound to make a lot of Android enthusiasts happy: The Gear S2 will work with non-Samsung smartphones.

Consider that again: Samsung is opening its ecosystem a bit.

There's a caveat, of course. You'll need a phone with Android 4.4 or higher — that comprises 57 percent of current devices as of Aug. 3 — and you'll need a phone that has at least 1.5 gigabytes of RAM.

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Hands-on with the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch

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(Or, why you should no longer turn up your nose at the Tizen-powered wearable.)

When you think back, in this age of Android Wear and Apple Watches, Samsung actually was one of the first to enter the smartwatch game. And maybe it was a little too ambitious at the time. The watches tended to be pretty big — and as nerdy as you'd expect — and tried to do too much while not doing anything particularly well. And what's more is that they were constrained to Samsung devices only. While that's a big ecosystem, to be sure, it's still limiting.

But do not ignore this, the new Gear S2. This is the beginning of the new generation of wearables from Samsung. A watch you wouldn't hesitate to wear on the street. Or in the gym. Or maybe even (and we'll have to give this a little more thought) dressed up and out on the town.

And perhaps more important is that the walled garden has been opened, with Samsung setting things up so the Gear S2 will work with phones that don't have the Samsung logo on their front.

Intrigued yet? We are. Let's take a look at the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.

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Google introduces new Street View app to let you tour and capture locations in 360-degrees

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Google has announced a standalone Street View app, outside of Google Maps, which now allows you to both explore and capture 360-degree views of your favorite places. Previously, Street View was a part of Google Maps, but this new release brings it out on its own.

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Here's where you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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If you are looking to purchase a new tablet, and have been eyeing Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Tab S2, you are likely wondering where to pick one up. Pre-orders for the tablet began in the middle of August, and the tablet is now officially available.

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Wileyfox Swift will go on sale in Europe on September 22 for £129

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The London-based startup Wileyfox has officially announced that its first smartphone, the Wileyfox Swift, will go on sale online in Europe on September 22 at 9 a.m. UK time. The price for the phone will be £129 in the UK, €179 in the European Union, and it will be available via Wileyfox's site.

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