If you're one of the lucky few (OK, more than a few) who already have a Samsung Gear 360 camera, you've got a firmware update waiting for you.

The new firmware (C200GLU0APE4 is what my imported Gear 360 is now on) includes the following:

  • Time lapse menu added to onboard camera settings (set video resolution)
  • Front/rear lens adjustment for optimized color matching from each lens input
  • Image quality improvement

Those last two are particularly important, as color matching between the two images is what helps the stitch line disappear. Plus, the all-encompassing "image quality improvement."

In addition, there's also an update available for the Gear 360 Manager app. Samsung didn't give a changelog, but you'll be taken from v1.0 to 1.04. That app is only available (in the U.S., anyway) in Samsung's own app store.

The Samsung Gear 360 is expected to be available in the United States sometime this summer.